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Event Notification Report for February 20, 2004

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40526

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40526
Rep Org: NE DIV OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
Licensee: IRWIN INDUSTRIAL TOOL COMPANY
Region: 4
City: DeWitt State: NE
County:
License #: GL0158
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TRUDY HILL
HQ OPS Officer: ARLON COSTA
Notification Date: 02/17/2004
Notification Time: 15:30 [ET]
Event Date: 02/04/2004
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/17/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JACK WHITTEN (R4)
ROBERTO TORRES (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE (NE) NOTIFICATION OF LOST TRITIUM SOURCES

The licensee reported that upon an inventory check in early February 2004, two general licensed self-luminous exit signs were missing and are currently unaccounted for. The two units were purchased from SRB Technologies, Inc (serial #'s 18132 and 16138) containing 24 curies of activity each as assayed in May of 1985. These exit signs were purchased and installed in 1985 and were removed and held in storage since 1990. The licensee has concluded that the exit signs were unintentionally disposed of or misplaced and thrown away during a clean-up of inventory from their change of ownership to Newell Rubbermaid Inc. Efforts of locating and recovering these units have been unsuccessful. The remaining five signs were placed in a single container and stored in a locked fireproof cabinet for subsequent transfer to their respective manufacturers for proper disposal.

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