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Current Event Notification Report for December 7, 2016

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Event Reports For
12/06/2016 - 12/07/2016

** EVENT NUMBERS **


52322 52401 52402

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Agreement State Event Number: 52322
Rep Org: NJ DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Licensee: RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
Region: 1
City: NEWARK State: NJ
County:
License #: 450669
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JAMES MCCULLOUGH
HQ OPS Officer: BETHANY CECERE
Notification Date: 10/27/2016
Notification Time: 12:20 [ET]
Event Date: 10/26/2016
Event Time: 14:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 12/06/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BLAKE WELLING (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RESEARCH IRRADIATOR SAMPLE DOOR FAILED TO OPEN

"A specific licensee reported a malfunction with one self-shielded irradiator, J.L. Shepherd model Mark I-68A, Serial # 1083 containing two Cs-137 sources with a total current activity of 6822 Ci. At approximately 2PM [EDT] on 10/26/16 [the licensee performed] an irradiation of 8 mice and were unable to open the sample port. They reported that both visual indicators and survey instruments show the source in the safe, shielded position.

"The licensee is in contact with the manufacturer to assist with a repair.

"This is a 24-hour reportable incident under N.J.A.C. 7:28-51.1 (10 CFR 30.50(b)2). NJDEP is tracking this incident internally as incident ID# C620765. NMED Report No. is yet to be assigned and will be reported later."


* * * UPDATE ON 12/06/16 AT 1431 EST FROM JAMES MCCULLOUGH TO STEVEN VITTO * * *

"The licensee provided a timely update on 11/18/2016 and a final report on 11/30/2016. On November 21, 2016, the device manufacturer replaced a component of the interlock system, a solenoid with spring and lockdown bolt. A preventative maintenance inspection was also performed, confirming the device was restored to normal operation."

NJ Event # NJ-C620765, NMED Item Number: 160448

Notified R1DO (Burritt) and NMSS Events Resource via email.

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Agreement State Event Number: 52401
Rep Org: ARIZONA RADIATION REGULATORY AGENCY
Licensee: PROTEX THE PT X-PERTS, LLC
Region: 4
City: TEMPE State: AZ
County:
License #: AZ 07-588
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BRIAN D. GORETZKI
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 11/29/2016
Notification Time: 16:08 [ET]
Event Date: 11/29/2016
Event Time: 13:00 [MST]
Last Update Date: 11/29/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MARK HAIRE (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - TROXLER DENSITY GAUGE STUCK SHUTTER

The following was received from the State of Arizona via email:

"During a routine and unannounced inspection, the Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency discovered a Troxler 3400 series portable density gauge (Serial# 6666) was in storage with a shutter that was stuck open. The gauge contains approximately 8 milliCuries of Cesium-137 and 40 milliCuries of Americium-241. The licensee was informed of the malfunction and will have a service company come and repair the gauge.

"The [Arizona Radiation Regulatory] Agency is continuing to investigate the event.

"First Notice: 16-026"

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Agreement State Event Number: 52402
Rep Org: ARIZONA RADIATION REGULATORY AGENCY
Licensee: PROTEX THE PT X-PERTS, LLC
Region: 4
City: TEMPE State: AZ
County:
License #: AZ 07-588
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BRIAN D. GORETZKI
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 11/29/2016
Notification Time: 16:10 [ET]
Event Date: 11/29/2016
Event Time: 13:00 [MST]
Last Update Date: 11/29/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MARK HAIRE (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (NMSS)
PATRICIA MILLIGAN (NSIR)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - PERSONNEL OVEREXPOSURE

The following was received from the State of Arizona via email:

"During a routine and unannounced inspection, the Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency found an incident while reviewing personnel dosimetry reports. In quarterly reports covering dates 4/1/14-6/30/14, 7/1/14-9/30/14, 10/1/14-12/31/14, a single worker received a dose of 3017 mrem, 3497 mrem, and 853 mrem respectively. This resulted in a yearly total of 7367 mrem, above the 5000 mrem yearly limit for radiation workers. The overexposure was not reported to the Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency.

"The [Arizona Radiation Regulatory] Agency is continuing to investigate the event.

"First Notice: 16-027"

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