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Event Notification Report for November 16, 2001

                         
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                              Event Reports For
                           11/15/2001 - 11/16/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38500  
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38500       |
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| REP ORG:  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/13/2001|
|LICENSEE:  TEXAS DOT                            |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:21[EST]|
|    CITY:  CROSSLANDS               REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        11/09/2001|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:             [CST]|
|LICENSE#:  L00197-075            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  11/13/2001|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |CHARLES MARSCHALL    R4      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JAMES H. OGDEN, JR           |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING A TROXLER GAUGE STOLEN FROM A TxDOT
FIELD   |
| OFFICE                                                                       |
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| "The gauge is suspected of being stolen during the hours of darkness on the  |
| evening of November 9, 2001. The site was discovered vandalized by a         |
| contractor on the morning of November 10, 2001. However, it was thought that |
| only the contractors equipment had been broken into. A portable generator    |
| was stolen, as was a water truck which had been driven through the front     |
| (locked) gate. The truck was found abandoned approximately 2 to 2  miles    |
| from the site abandoned in a field. When TxDOT personnel arrived on site     |
| Monday November 12, 2001, they discovered that their site trailer had also   |
| been broken into. The door lock and knob were broken as was a rear window to |
| the trailer. Inside, the locked closet had it's hasp and lock pried from the |
| door. The only thing missing was the gauge and it's transportation case,     |
| although other high dollar equipment was also locked in the closet and       |
| computers/printer, etc were located in the trailer. The gauge was in a       |
| locked trailer, locked in it's transportation container and had the control  |
| rod locked. A police report was filed with the Denton County Sheriff's       |
| Office. This gauge was ... transferred to TxDOT under contract September 12, |
| 2001. The gauge has been maintain at the temporary job site since that       |
| date."                                                                       |
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| "Texas Incident No.:  I-7827                                                 |
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| "Licensee:  Texas Department of Transportation, McKinney Area Office         |
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| "Event Location:  12000 Highway 380, Crossroads, Texas 76227 (TxDOT - Field  |
| Office) a locked Field Office Trailer                                        |
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| "Event Type:  Stolen Radioactive Material - Troxler Nuclear Gauge            |
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| "Notifications:  CRCPD, surrounding states, Troxler R.S.O., Texas Public     |
| Health Region #3 (Arlington)."                                               |
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