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Event Notification Report for August 29, 2002


             
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           08/28/2002 - 08/29/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

39091  39146  39147  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39091       |
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| REP ORG:  FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/25/2002|
|LICENSEE:  ATLANTIC DRILLING SUPPLY             |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:00[EDT]|
|    CITY:  ORLANDO                  REGION:  2  |EVENT DATE:        07/03/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  FL |EVENT TIME:             [EDT]|
|LICENSE#:  2830-1                AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/28/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |MARK LESSER          R2      |
|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |
+------------------------------------------------+RICHARD WOODRUFF     R2      |
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  CHARLIE ADAMS                |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING SOIL DENSITY GAUGE                          |
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| Atlantic Drilling Supply shipped a CPN Model NC3 moisture density gauge      |
| (serial number M310800431, containing 10 millicuries Cs-137 and 50           |
| millicuries Am-241:Be) to CPN International in Martinez, CA for calibration. |
| The gauge was shipped via Conway Southern Express.  The shipment has been    |
| traced to Jacksonville where there is paperwork indicating shipment on to    |
| Atlanta.  There is no paperwork or other indication of the shipment arriving |
| in Atlanta.  There is an investigation ongoing to determine the actual       |
| location of the shipment.                                                    |
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| ***UPDATE 0922 8/28/02 CHARLEY ADAMS (e-mail) TO MIKE NORRIS***              |
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| "Gauge was shipped to CPN for calibration on 7-3-02 from Orlando. It was     |
| finally found in the shipper's facility in Denver, Colorado. It had arrived  |
| with no shipping papers, no owner, origin, and destination were unknown. It  |
| was placed in the lost and found bin until the owner was determined. Gauge   |
| was returned to owner on 8-23-02. Gauge was undamaged and had not been       |
| opened. Gauge will be sent to CPN for calibration via FEDEX. This office     |
| will take no further action on this incident."                               |
|                                                                              |
| Notified R2DO (Cahill), R4DO (Graves) and NMSS (Hickey).                     |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39146       |
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| REP ORG:  LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/23/2002|
|LICENSEE:  GONZALES INDUSTRIAL X-RAY, INC.      |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:00[EDT]|
|    CITY:  PRAIRIEVILLE             REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        08/23/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  LA |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  LA-4641-L01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/23/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |WILLIAM JOHNSON      R4      |
|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SCOTT BLACKWELL              |                             |
|  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 OVEREXPOSURE OF TWO RADIOGRAPHERS DURING    |
| 2001                                                                         |
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| "Event Report ID No.:  LA020009                                              |
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| "Event Date and Time:  January 2002                                          |
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| "Event Location:  Gonzales Industrial X-ray in Prairieville, LA              |
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| "Event Type:  Overexposure                                                   |
| "Notifications:  The LDEQ received a letter from the facility on August 23,  |
| 2002.                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "Event Description:  Two industrial radiographers received an excessive      |
| exposure for the year 2001. [One Radiographer] received a dose of 5181 mrem  |
| and [the other] received a dose of 5408 mrem. These two employees utilize    |
| Ir-192 for radiography jobs. The procedures have been changed to prevent     |
| this type of occurrence. The facility has started a computerized database    |
| that will track the exposure levels daily and monthly for each employee."    |
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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39147       |
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| REP ORG:  LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/23/2002|
|LICENSEE:  GONZALES INDUSTRIAL X-RAYS, INC.     |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:00[EDT]|
|    CITY:  PRAIRIEVILLE             REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        08/23/2002|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  LA |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|
|LICENSE#:  LA-4641-L01           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/23/2002|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |WILLIAM JOHNSON      R4      |
|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SCOTT BLACKWELL              |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  STEVE SANDIN                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |
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|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |
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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING OVEREXPOSURE OF RADIOGRAPHY COMPANY         |
| EMPLOYEE                                                                     |
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| "Event Report ID No.:  LA020010                                              |
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| "Event Date and Time:  June 10, 2002 to July 9, 2002                         |
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| "Event Location:  Gonzales Industrial X-ray in Prairieville, LA              |
|                                                                              |
| "Event type:  Overexposure                                                   |
| "Notifications:  The LDEQ received a letter from the facility on August 23,  |
| 2002.                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "Event description:  [An employee] received an overexposure of 20864 mrem    |
| from June 10, 2002 to July 9, 2002. In the letter received from Ronald       |
| Williams, Sr. (RSO), it was stated that [the employee] had constantly        |
| misplaced his Landauer badge and would later find it in the area where they  |
| were performing radiography. In another instance [the employee] left his     |
| Landauer badge in equipment bag while it was adjacent to the camera. The     |
| facility requested an investigation by Landauer to see if the exposure was   |
| accurate. Landauer stated that the badge was assessed again and judged to be |
| accurate. [The employee's] daily dosimeter readings were recorded, but never |
| went off scale."                                                             |
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