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Event Notification Report for January 3, 2003




                         

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                           01/02/2003 - 01/03/2003



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39479  39486  



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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39479       |

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| REP ORG:  CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM    |NOTIFICATION DATE: 12/30/2002|

|LICENSEE:  LOR GEOTECHNICAL GROUP               |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:47[EST]|

|    CITY:  RIVERSIDE                REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        12/30/2002|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CA |EVENT TIME:        10:47[PST]|

|LICENSE#:  5459-33               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  12/30/2002|

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|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |WILLIAM JOHNSON      R4      |

|                                                |DONALD COOL          NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT GREGER                |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  ARLON COSTA                  |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

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| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE                       |

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| A Humbolt moisture density gauge , Model # HSI5001P, Serial # 838, was       |

| stolen from the back of a truck sometime between 12/28/02 and 12/30/02 in    |

| Redlands, CA.   The gauge contained 10 millicuries of Cs-137 and 40          |

| millicuries Am-241:Be.  On Saturday, December 28, 2002, an employee took the |

| gauge back to his residence after performing a job.  The gauge was chained   |

| and locked in the back of his truck.  On Monday morning at approximately     |

| 0645 PST the employee noticed that the gauge, chains and lock were missing   |

| from the back of his truck.  He reported the theft to the Radiation Safety   |

| Officer (RSO).  The RSO reported the theft to the State of California.  The  |

| theft was also reported to the local police and the licensee is posting a    |

| notice with a reward in local newspapers.                                    |

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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39486       |

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| REP ORG:  METAL MANAGEMENT AEROSPACE, INC      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/02/2003|

|LICENSEE:  METAL MANAGEMENTS AEROSPACE          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:59[EST]|

|    CITY:  HARTFORD                 REGION:  1  |EVENT DATE:        12/17/2002|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CT |EVENT TIME:             [EST]|

|LICENSE#:  06-30670-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/02/2003|

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|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |JAMES LINVILLE       R1      |

|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  DAN MULLEN                   |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  MIKE NORRIS                  |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|ICON 30.50(b)(1)         UNPLANNED CONTAMINATION|                             |

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| LEAKING SOURCES DISCOVERED DURING SEMI-ANNUAL LEAK CHECK                     |

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| The Licensee reported that the semi-annual leak check of two Cd-109 sources  |

| indicated removable surface contamination.  The two 20 millicurie sources,   |

| serial numbers A2-235 and A3-236, indicated .04 microcuries/swipe and .041   |

| microcuries/swipe, respectively.  The equipment housing the sources has been |

| removed from service pending decontamination activities by a vendor.  The    |

| Licensee reported no spread of contamination outside the source housings.    |

| The Licensee has contacted NRC Region 1 (Steve Courtemanche).                |

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