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Event Notification Report for May 12, 2005

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Event Reports For
05/11/2005 - 05/12/2005

** EVENT NUMBERS **


41672 41688 41689

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41672
Rep Org: LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV
Licensee: BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF NORTHWEST LA
Region: 4
City: SHREVEPORT State: LA
County:
License #: LA-7390-L01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: SCOTT BLACKWELL
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 05/06/2005
Notification Time: 11:53 [ET]
Event Date: 02/04/2005
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/06/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
TROY PRUETT (R4)
CHARLES COX (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE - POTENTIAL OVEREXPOSURE

The State provided the following information via facsimile:

"This is a notification of a potential overexposure. [A technician] was repairing a leak on a high pressure line on a cyclotron. While testing the pressure line, the target unload line at the bottom of the target came lose. This resulted in a mist of water containing F-18. This mist contaminated [the technician's] lab coat. The lab coat was removed with the personnel monitoring badge attached and put behind some lead shielding for decay. This occurred on a Friday so the lab coat was [resurveyed on Monday morning] and was not contaminated. [The technician and] the rest of his clothes [were] not contaminated. This is how the facility believes the overexposure of 12 Rem occurred. The facility has put the following in place as corrective action: The technician will share his maintenance work with another qualified operator for the next six months. Chirping personal dosimeters will be worn during high dose maintenance. Instruction will be given concerning the hazards of radioactivity under pressure. All personnel will report any worker contamination to the RSO within 4 hours."

LA Event Report ID No.: LA050004

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41688
Facility: CATAWBA
Region: 2 State: SC
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: JEFF BRADLEY
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 05/11/2005
Notification Time: 02:22 [ET]
Event Date: 05/11/2005
Event Time: 01:35 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/11/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
JAMES MOORMAN (R2)
FRANK GILLESPIE (NRR)
MELVYN LEACH (IRD)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

NON-WORK RELATED FATALITY AT ONSITE OFFICE AREA

" A contract QC welding inspector suffered an apparent heart attack in an office area around 00:09 on 05/11/05. The on-site emergency medical response team was dispatched to provide assistance. The individual was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The site was notified at 01:35 that the individual had not been revived. This is a non-work related fatality. The employee was not contaminated [and] OSHA will be notified."

The contract worker, who was employed by "The Atlantic Group", was taken to the Piedmont Medical Center in Rockville, SC for medical treatment.

The licensee will be notifying the NRC Resident Inspector, the Emergency Operations Center for the States of NC & SC, and the LLEA for Mecklenburg County.

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Other Nuclear Material Event Number: 41689
Rep Org: ELI LILLY AND COMPANY
Licensee: ELI LILLY AND COMPANY
Region: 3
City: LAFAYETTE State: IN
County:
License #:
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAN HAMPTON
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 05/11/2005
Notification Time: 14:40 [ET]
Event Date: 04/12/2005
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 05/11/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(ii) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X
Person (Organization):
ANNE MARIE STONE (R3)
RICHARD CORREIA (NMSS)
DONNA-MARIE PEREZ (TAS)

Event Text

LOST Ni-63 SOURCE

A 12.1 milliCurie Ni-63 source was missing on 4/12/05 during a regularly scheduled leak test. The source had last been inventoried on 11/23/04. The source was part of an electron capture detector which was inside a gas chromatograph. The gas chromatograph was disposed of in a landfill (date not available).

Model: Hewlett Packard (Agilent) type G1223A
Serial: F5020

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