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Event Notification Report for June 20, 2003








                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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                              Event Reports For

                           06/19/2003 - 06/20/2003



                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **



39950  



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|Other Nuclear Material                           |Event Number:   39950       |

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| REP ORG:  HIGH MOUNTAIN RADIOGRAPHERS          |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/19/2003|

|LICENSEE:  HIGH MOUNTAIN RADIOGRAPHERS          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 15:30[EDT]|

|    CITY:  CASPER                   REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        06/19/2003|

|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  WY |EVENT TIME:        07:15[MDT]|

|LICENSE#:  49-26808-2            AGREEMENT:  N  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  06/19/2003|

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

|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |

|                                                |DALE POWERS          R4      |

|                                                |JOHN HICKEY          NMSS    |

+------------------------------------------------+NADER MAMISH         IRO     |

| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  BILL FRAZIER                 |VERONICA CATES       DHS     |

|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  HOWIE CROUCH                 |STEWART BAILEY       DOE     |

+------------------------------------------------+ERNIE MAKI           EPA     |

|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |                             |

|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |

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

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| STOLEN VEHICLE THAT CONTAINED RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA                             |

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| High Mountain Radiographers of Casper, WY reported to the NRC Region 4       |

| offices that one of their trucks that contained a Spec-150 Radiography       |

| camera was missing and considered stolen.  The suspect is an employee of the |

| company in the position of assistant radiographer.  The licensee and local   |

| law enforcement (Rock Springs, WY Police Department) were unable to locate   |

| the truck or the driver this morning.  The truck is a white with green       |

| accents, 1997 F-250 pickup truck.  The truck was last seen at 6 p.m. MDT on  |

| 6/18/03 in the possession of the assistant radiographer.                     |

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| The radiography camera contains a 71 Curie Iridium-192.                      |

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| The FBI has been notified.                                                   |

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| * * * UPDATE AT 21:33 EDT ON 6/19/03 FROM FRAZIER TO GOTT * * *              |

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| Vehicle and driver have been located in Rock Springs, WY.  The radiography   |

| camera and source were intact and not tampered with in any way.  The         |

| licensee has possession of the vehicle.  The assistant radiographer is in    |

| the custody of local law enforcement personnel.                              |

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| Notified DHS, FEMA, EPA, DOE, FBI, EPA, and USDA.                            |

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