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Event Notification Report for July 7, 2005

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07/06/2005 - 07/07/2005

** EVENT NUMBERS **


41817 41823

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41817
Rep Org: MARYLAND DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Licensee: ALBAN HOME INSPECTION SERVICES
Region: 1
City: FREDERICK State: MD
County:
License #: MD-21-030-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BARBARA PARK
HQ OPS Officer: ARLON COSTA
Notification Date: 07/01/2005
Notification Time: 08:46 [ET]
Event Date: 06/30/2005
Event Time: 11:05 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/01/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOHN WHITE (R1)
TOM ESSIG (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOSS OF X-RAY FLUORESCENCE SURVEY DEVICE

After completing an x-ray fluorescence (XRF) survey for a client, the licensee placed the XRF device on the roof of his vehicle. The licensee left the work area and upon entering the main flow of traffic he pulled over and realized that the device was no longer on top of the roof of his vehicle. He conducted a search along the path he had traveled. The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue responded and proceeded to search the previously identified stretches of roadway and did not find the device. This incident was also reported to the Montgomery County Police Department. The Maryland Department of the Environment is investigating this incident.

The lost instrument is an LPA-1 XRF (S/N 1189) device, gray in color, manufactured by Radioactive Monitoring Devices (RM3) of Watertown, MA. The radioactive source is a Cobalt-57 isotope with an activity of (12) twelve millicuries.

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Other Nuclear Material Event Number: 41823
Rep Org: H AND G INSPECTION COMPANY
Licensee: H AND G INSPECTION COMPANY
Region: 4
City: EVANSTON State: WY
County:
License #: 42-26838-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CRAIG KONIECZNY
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 07/06/2005
Notification Time: 15:15 [ET]
Event Date: 06/02/2005
Event Time: [MDT]
Last Update Date: 07/06/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2202(a)(1) - PERS OVEREXPOSURE/TEDE >= 25 REM
Person (Organization):
THOMAS FARNHOLTZ (R4)
TOM ESSIG (NMSS)

Event Text

PERSONNEL OVEREXPOSURE

The dosimeter (film badge) for a dismissed employee at H and G Industrial Company, an industrial radiographer, was read and indicated 1000 Rads exposure. 1000 Rads is the maximum dose this type of dosimeter can read. The employee was dismissed on 06/02/05. The dosimeter was sent for reading on about 06/17/05 and the readings were reported today 07/06/05. The employee was contacted and has agreed to take a blood test. The employee shows no signs of receiving this amount of exposure. The employee thinks that another employee took his dosimeter and exposed it. Self reading dosimeters used for this time period indicate an exposure of 200 millirem. None of the assistants who worked with this employee received an abnormal exposure. The licensee continues to investigate.

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