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Event Notification Report for June 30, 2004

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40839 40841

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40839
Rep Org: NC DIV OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee:
Region: 1
City:  State: NC
County: HENDERSON
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GRANT MILLS
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 06/24/2004
Notification Time: 15:47 [ET]
Event Date: 06/24/2004
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/24/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMES NOGGLE (R1)
ROBERT HAAG (R2)
LINDA GERSEY (NMSS)
JOE HOLONICH (NMSS)
SUE GAGNER (PAO)
ROGER HANNAH (PAO)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - TRACTOR TRAILER LEAKING RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

The following was sent via facsimile from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources:

"At approximately 1:00 PM on June 24, 2004 the NC Radiation Protection Section received notification of an ongoing radiological event in Henderson County NC. A tractor trailer truck carrying Uranium Nitrate Hexahydrate Solution was identified as leaking material at a reported 10-20 drops per hour. The leak was discovered at a DMV weigh station and appropriate action has been taken including response by local Haz Mat Teams. Radiological readings at the site have been reported as a maximum of 0.3 mr/hr and the background was reported to be 0.03 mr/hr. The spill is considered isolated and contained and the highway remains open. No contamination of individuals is suspected. The ongoing event is being investigated by multiple organizations including State Law Enforcement, NC Radiation Protection Section, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, local Haz-Mat teams and others. The responsible party -the shipper- has dispatched a response team from Knoxville, TN and is expected to be on site by approximately 3:00 PM on June 24 to begin corrective action and recovery procedures."

NC Incident No. 04-22.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40841
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: SAN DIEGO TESTING ENGINEERS
Region: 4
City: SAN DIEGO State: CA
County: SANDIEGO
License #: 5846-37
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROBERT GREGER
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 06/25/2004
Notification Time: 21:15 [ET]
Event Date: 06/25/2004
Event Time: 13:10 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 06/28/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BLAIR SPITZBERG (R4)
M. WAYNE HODGES (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TROXLER GAUGE

The following was emailed from the CA Department of Health Services:

"On June 25, 2004, one of the gauge users stopped at a gas station [in Encinitita, CA] to get gas. The gauge user came out of the gas station building to find his truck had been stolen with the gauge in the back of the truck inside a camper top. The gauge was inside the case. The case was secured to the bed of the truck by a chain that had been passed through the case handle and returned back to the tie down. The case was latched and locked, the gauge handle was locked with a key lock secured through the gauge handle. A police report was filed with the San Diego County Sheriff's office. A notification and reward will be given to the local paper. The gauge user was asked to notify us immediately if the truck and gauge were recovered. The gauge is a Troxler model 3411B, serial number 5275, containing 8 mCi [milliCuries] Cs-137 and 40 mCi [milliCuries] Am241:Be sources. The gauge was last leak tested on 5/16/04, with no excessive leakage detected."

CA Report number 032504

Emailed to TAS (Hahn) and faxed to Mexico's national Commission of Nuclear Safety and Safeguards.

* * * UPDATE 1640 EDT ON 6/28/04 FROM ROBERT GREGER TO S. SANDIN * * *

The following update was provided via email:

"This stolen gauge was recovered unharmed, along with the vehicle in which it was being transported at the time of its theft. We received the report of the recovery this morning from the licensee."

Notified R4DO Jack Whitten) and NMSS (Roberto Torres).

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