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Event Notification Report for August 9, 2005

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Event Reports For
08/08/2005 - 08/09/2005

** EVENT NUMBERS **


41890 41901

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41890
Rep Org: NC DIV OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: GEOSCIENCE GROUP INC
Region: 1
City: CHARLOTTE State: NC
County:
License #: 060-0909-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GEORGE ACCATTIATO
HQ OPS Officer: BILL GOTT
Notification Date: 08/03/2005
Notification Time: 16:44 [ET]
Event Date: 08/03/2005
Event Time: 14:50 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/05/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
HAROLD GRAY (R1)
TRISH HOLAHAN (NMSS)
BEN SANDLER (email) (TAS)

Event Text

MISSING TROXLER GAUGE

After leaving the construction site at the intersection of Highway 74 and Unionville Indian Trail Road, the workers discovered that their Troxler Moisture Density gauge was missing. They returned to the construction site and the gauge was not there. The gauge was a Model 3450 Troxler (s/n 885) with 40 milliCuries Am/Be (s/n 78-515) and 8 milliCuries Cs-137 (s/n 77-261-0). The RSO is investigating. The Troxler was in the "Safe Position" but was not locked.

NC Report number: 05-29.


* * * UPDATE ON 8/5/05 @ 1056 BY ACCATTIATO TO GOULD * * *

The missing Troxler gauge was found (08/05/05 @ 0900) on the highway by a member of the public in Rock Hill, SC just over the boarder between NC and SC. The case of the device was damaged, however, the source was not in the exposed position. It is currently in the possession of the licensee and State inspectors are at the site to inspect the gauge.

Informed Reg 1 RDO (Harold Gray), NMSS EO (Trish Holahan), and TAS (Roberta Warren) by fax.

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Other Nuclear Material Event Number: 41901
Rep Org: LEE SUMMIT MISSOURI FIRE DEPT
Licensee: CARDINAL HEALTH
Region: 3
City:  State: MO
County: JACKSON
License #: 34-29200-01MD
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CAPT. BRIAN AUSTERMAN
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 08/08/2005
Notification Time: 09:45 [ET]
Event Date: 08/08/2005
Event Time: 06:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/08/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT
Person (Organization):
ROGER LANKSBURY (R3)
MONTE PHILLIPS (R3)
SCOTT MOORE (NMSS)

Event Text

TRUCK ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAMAGE TO TECHNETIUM-99 SHIPMENT

A call was received from a Captain in the Lee Summit, Missouri, Fire Department stating a truck carrying Technetium-99 had been involved in a single car accident. He stated that the approximately 7 to 9 lead pigs were ejected from the truck and that some of the pigs opened releasing "syringes." He stated that no fluids had leaked out of any of the syringes. He noted that the shipper, Cardinal Health, had responded to the scene and surveyed the material and found no contamination. However, he had no contact information on Cardinal Health or a contact number. He also had notified the State of Missouri Radiological Health Division.

The NRC Operations Center was able to contact a responsible party at Cardinal Health that confirmed the general details of the accident. The Cardinal Health representative stated that surveys on site were still in progress but no contamination had been found. The material has been secured and loaded onto another truck for removal from the accident scene.

The Cardinal Health representative stated that there would likely be a follow-up report to this event from Corporate Offices in Ohio when investigation into the incident were completed.

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