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Event Notification Report for January 15, 2002

                         
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                              Event Reports For
                           01/14/2002 - 01/15/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38628  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   38628       |
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| REP ORG:  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/14/2002|
|LICENSEE:  RABA-KISTNER CONSULTANTS, INC.       |NOTIFICATION TIME: 08:26[EST]|
|    CITY:  SAN ANTONIO              REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        01/10/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:        17:30[CST]|
|LICENSE#:  L01571-000            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/14/2002|
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|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |BLAIR SPITZBERG      R4      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JAMES OGDEN (FAX)            |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT                                                       |
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| "Troxler Model 3411, Serial No. 9260 with two sealed sources: 8.3 millicurie |
| Cs-137, Serial No. 47-5771; and 40 millicurie Am-241/Be, Serial No. 40-6575, |
| was stolen from a company pickup truck parked in a public parking lot in     |
| downtown San Antonio. The gauge had last been used at approximately 12:30 pm |
| and was secured in the bed of the pickup. The operator/driver proceeded to   |
| several other jobs during the afternoon. When returning to the truck, parked |
| in a Public Parking Lot, the operator/driver noticed the tailgate in the     |
| down position and the gauge case open. The gauge was not in use on this job  |
| and was still secured by chain in the rear of the truck. The gauge was       |
| stolen by cutting the lock on the transport case and removing the gauge from |
| the case. The gauge's paperwork and standard block were not stolen. A Police |
| Report has been filed with the San Antonio Police Department. The gauge has  |
| not been located. A copy of the police report is not yet available. The      |
| gauge was recovered by the San Antonio Police Department, who report that    |
| they broke up a fight between two men over the gauge on the side of a San    |
| Antonio street. The men report that they saw the gauge thrown from the rear  |
| of a van traveling down the street. The police notice the radiation symbol   |
| on the gauge during the recovery, which occurred during the morning of       |
| 01/11/02. Exact time of recovery is not known. Gauge is packaged and being   |
| readied by Licensee for shipment to the manufacturer (Troxler - Arlington,   |
| Texas) for leak testing."                                                    |
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