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Event Notification Report for April 8, 2004

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40638 40645 40653

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40638
Rep Org: KANSAS DEPT OF HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT
Licensee: DRESSLER CONSULTING ENGINEERING
Region: 4
City: SHAWNEE MISSION State: KS
County: JOHNSON
License #: 22-B837
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TOM CONLEY
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 04/03/2004
Notification Time: 13:56 [ET]
Event Date: 04/03/2004
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 04/05/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DALE POWERS (R4)
MICHAEL PARKER (R3)
SCOTT MOORE (NMSS)
DONNA-MARIE PEREZ (TAS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - NUCLEAR DENSITY GAUGE MISSING WITH EMPLOYEE

Dressler Consulting reported to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment that a trusted employee failed to show up at his worksite at 634 Prospect, Kansas City, MO this morning. Dressler Consulting is located in Shawnee Mission, KS. The employee had in his possession a Humboldt Moisture Density Gauge, Model 5000, Serial Number 2655 which had a 10 millicuries Cs-137 and 40 millicuries Am-241source. Dressler Consulting also notified the local law enforcement, Raytown Police Department, and the MO Department of Health. The gauge is normally restrained with a 2000# tow strap and locks in the employee's truck. The employee was told to store the gauge inside his home overnight. A Dressler Consulting representative attempted to contact the employee on telephone and went to his apartment in Raytown, MO with negative results. The employee last contacted Dressler Consulting at 1700 CST on 4/2/04 when he finished a job at 6700 Agnes, Kansas City, MO.

* * * UPDATE FROM DRESSLER TO GOTT AT 1527 EST ON 4/3/04 * * *

Dressler Consulting reported that the driver was contacted by his sister on his personal cell phone. His truck is broken down between Saint Louis and Kansas City, MO. The gauge is not in the truck. The driver will be contacted again to determine the location of the gauge.

Notified NMSS (Moore) and R4DO (Powers)

*****UPDATE FROM DRESSLER TO LAURA AT 0930 EST ON 4/5/04*****

Dressler Consulting reported that the gauge was found in the employees apartment and is no longer considered missing. The protocol for handling and storing gauges will be reviewed by the licensee.

Notified NMSS (L. Psyk) and R4DO (B. Spitzberg).

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40645
Rep Org: MISSISSIPPI DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: LAMPKIN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Region: 1
City: VICKSBURG State: MS
County:
License #: MS-964-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Mark Langston, MS DRH
HQ OPS Officer: DICK JOLLIFFE
Notification Date: 04/05/2004
Notification Time: 16:41 [ET]
Event Date: 04/05/2004
Event Time: 13:30 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 04/05/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LAWRENCE DOERFLEIN (R1)
SCOTT MOORE (NMSS)
DONNA-MARIE PEREZ (TAS)

Event Text

MS AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

At 1641 EDT on 04/05/04, a MS Division of Radiological Health representative reported that at 1330 CDT on 04/05/04, a representative of Lampkin Construction Company, Vicksburg, MS, reported that between 1700 CDT on 04/02/04 and 0800 CDT on 04/05/04 a Troxler Moisture Density Gauge, locked in its transport case was stolen from a storage building at their office in Vicksburg, MS. A window had been broken and a door was forced open at the storage building. The Troxler Gauge, Model #3430, Serial #22349 contains an 8 millicurie Cs-137 source and a 40 millicurie Am-241-Be source. The licensee notified the MS Emergency Management Agency and the Warren County Sheriff. The licensee is planning to issue a press release.

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Other Nuclear Material Event Number: 40653
Rep Org: PROFESSIONAL INSPECTION AND TESTING
Licensee: PROFESSIONAL INSPECTION AND TESTING SERVICES INC
Region: 1
City: CHAMBERSBURG State: PA
County:
License #: 37-28744-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: RICK CURTIS
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 04/07/2004
Notification Time: 13:51 [ET]
Event Date: 04/07/2004
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/07/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
LAWRENCE DOERFLEIN (R1)

Event Text

LOST OR STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE

The licensee reported that on Friday 4/2/04 the driver and the company's truck which contained a Troxler Moisture Density Gauge Model: 03430, S/N: 023850 with a Cs-137 and Am-241:Be source, S/N: 75-5183 did not return to the company's Temple Hills, MD office. On the same day, the licensee reported this to the Prince George's County, MD Police Department and swore a warrant for the unauthorized use of the vehicle. The vehicle was found on 4/6/04 in the Prince George's County impound lot. The licensee asked the lot attendant to look inside the vehicle for the gauge. The gauge was not there. The licensee also conducted a search of all of its storage locations to verify that the gauge had not been turned in, but they did not find the gauge. The licensee continues to search for the employee.

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