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Event Notification Report for January 23, 2003








                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                              Operations Center



                              Event Reports For

                           01/22/2003 - 01/23/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39517  39518  39527  39529  



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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39517       |

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| REP ORG:  OHIO BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/17/2003|

|LICENSEE:  ABB INCORPORATED                     |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:44[EST]|

|    CITY:  COLUMBUS                 REGION:  3  |EVENT DATE:        01/16/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  OH |EVENT TIME:        17:00[EST]|

|LICENSE#:  03211250000           AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/17/2003|

|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |DAVID HILLS          R3      |

|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SNEE                         |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

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| LEAKING PROMETHIUM - 147 SOURCE                                              |

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| The licensee informed the Ohio Department of Health on 1/16/03 of a leaking  |

| Pm-147 source possibly caused by a defective or failed material.  The source |

| had been received by ABB from a customer in Japan (Yokagawa Electric).  The  |

| source was contained and no spread of contamination was detected. ABB will   |

| inform the facility in Japan and properly dispose of the source.  The        |

| leaking source was a 70 millicurie Pm-147, ABB model S-11.                   |

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39518       |

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| REP ORG:  TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH           |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/17/2003|

|LICENSEE:  GEOTECH ENGINEERING AND TESTING      |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:18[EST]|

|    CITY:  HOUSTON                  REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        01/16/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:        16:45[CST]|

|LICENSE#:  L03923-002            AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/17/2003|

|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |GARY SANBORN         R4      |

|                                                |FRED BROWN           NMSS    |

+------------------------------------------------+CATHY HANEY          IAT     |

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  JIM OGDEN                    |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

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| TEXAS AGREEMENT STATE REPORT FOR STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE               |

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| "Event location: Near intersection of Milam and 700 block of Clay Road,      |

| Houston, Texas (Downtown)                                                    |

| "Event type: RAM Stolen (Stolen Moisture-Density Gauge)                      |

| "Notifications: TDH Medical Duty Officer, TDH/BRC, City of Houston Police    |

| Department                                                                   |

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| "Event description: Driver/operator returned to his vehicle at completion of |

| the work day (construction site for a Houston Metro Station) and discovered  |

| the nuclear moisture density gauge and case are missing from his truck. The  |

| chain and lock were still attached to the truck. The company believes the    |

| gauge handle and latch were pried from the case. The gauge and case are      |

| missing. The missing gauge is a Troxler Model 3411B, Serial No. 20098, with  |

| two sealed sources: 8 millicuries of Cs-137, Serial No. 751355; and 40       |

| millicuries of Am-241/Be, Serial No. 4715582".                               |

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   39527       |

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| REP ORG:  CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM    |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/20/2003|

|LICENSEE:  CONSOLIDATED ENGINEERING             |NOTIFICATION TIME: 16:25[EST]|

|    CITY:  SAN FRANCISCO            REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        01/19/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  CA |EVENT TIME:        16:00[PST]|

|LICENSE#:  3250-01               AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/20/2003|

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|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |GARY SANBORN         R4      |

|                                                |ROBERTA WARREN       IAT     |

+------------------------------------------------+FRED BROWN (email)   NMSS    |

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT GREGER                |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|NAGR                     AGREEMENT STATE        |                             |

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| CA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT FOR STOLEN COMPACTION GAUGE                        |

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| "California received a report on 1/19 at approximately 1600 PST of a stolen  |

| Campbell Pacific Nuclear (CPN) MC3 moisture density gauge (serial number     |

| N310800424) containing nominally 10 millicuries of Cs-137 and 40 millicuries |

| of Am-241. The gauge was reported stolen overnight 1/18-19/03 from a vehicle |

| parked at a private residence in San Francisco, CA. The gauge was inside a   |

| car, covered with a blanket. A car window was broken to gain entry, and the  |

| gauge and it's transportation case were stolen. The transportation case,     |

| minus the gauge, was found by police in the street approximately one mile    |

| away from the scene of the theft. The licensee involved is CA licensee       |

| Consolidated Engineering.                                                    |

| CA staff are investigating. Local police have been notified. A reward will   |

| be offered for return of the gauge."                                         |

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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39529       |

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| REP ORG:  UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO                  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 01/22/2003|

|LICENSEE:  UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO                  |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:53[EST]|

|    CITY:                           REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        01/22/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  ID |EVENT TIME:             [MST]|

|LICENSE#:  11-27382-01           AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/22/2003|

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|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |GREG PICK            R4      |

|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |

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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  VICKY SCHUR                  |                             |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  RICH LAURA                   |                             |

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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

|BLO1 20.2201(a)(1)(i)    LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X  |                             |

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| LOST EXIT SIGN CONTAINING TRITIUM                                            |

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| The licensee reported that an exit sign containing upwards of 21 curies of   |

| tritium was missing.  The sign had been installed in the Administration      |

| Building auditorium in the back stage area.  The manufacturer of the sign    |

| was SRB.  The licensee did not have the model or serial number of the sign   |

| at the time of the report.  The licensee further indicated that no           |

| malevolent intent was suspected. The administration building had been        |

| undergoing renovation during the recent past.                                |

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