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Event Notification Report for August 10, 2004

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40923
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: PAVETEX ENGINEERING AND TESTING, INC.
Region: 4
City: DRIPPING SPRINGS State: TX
County:
License #: L05533-000
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JIM OGDEN
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 08/04/2004
Notification Time: 16:48 [ET]
Event Date: 04/03/2004
Event Time: 12:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/04/2004
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MIKE RUNYAN (R4)
JOSEPH HOLONICH (NMSS)
JIM WHITNEY (TAS)
CNSNS (MEXICO) ()

Event Text

TEXAS AGREEMENT STATE REPORT ON STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GUAGE

"The Radiation Safety Officer (R.S.O.), was returning to his office in a company pick-up truck Ford F250, without company markings, when he stopped at a McCoy's hardware store for a can of spray paint. He had a nuclear gauge, Troxler Model 3411B, Serial No. 10000, with two sealed radioactive sources: Cs137, Serial No. 40-7475, 8 millicuries; and Am-241/Be, Serial No. 46-1383, 40 millicuries, chained in the rear of the truck. When he returned to the truck he noticed that the gauge and case were missing from the truck bed. He states that the gauge, case and chain and lock are all missing. He reported the incident to the Hays County Sheriff's Department. A police report has been filed. A report was submitted to this Agency [Texas Department of Health] after normal duty hours by facsimile. A call to the Agency on August 4, 2004, confirmed receipt of the facsimile and reported the serial numbers of the radioactive sources.

"Event Location: Hardware store between Dripping Springs and Oak Hill (Austin) TX."

Texas Incident No. I-8147

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