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Event Notification Report for October 11, 2005

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42040

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General Information or Other Event Number: 42040
Rep Org: OHIO BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: THELEN ASSOCIATES, INC.
Region: 3
City: CINCINNATI State: OH
County:
License #: OH31210310005
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STEPHEN JAMES
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN MacKINNON
Notification Date: 10/05/2005
Notification Time: 16:29 [ET]
Event Date: 09/29/2005
Event Time: 02:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/05/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BRUCE BURGESS (R3)
E. WILLIAM BRACH (NMSS)

Event Text

OHIO AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - PORTABLE DENSITY GAUGE DAMAGED

"Portable density gauge was damaged by [an] intoxicated driver while [the] gauge was in use at approximately 2:00 AM. Licensee personnel were able to retract [the] source rod into [the] damaged case. [The] shielding appeared to be intact. Readings on [the] damaged gauge at one meter with [the] rod retracted were 0.2 to 0.3 Mr/hr. [The] Gauge was placed in [a] transport case and returned to [the] licensee's storage location. Licensee performed [a] leak test and is awaiting results. Initial survey of [the] area around [the] damaged gauge indicated no contamination or evidence of leakage of [the] source. Gauge to be surveyed, packaged and prepared for shipment by local service provider (Cline Technical Services). Gauge is a Troxler Model 4640-B with 8 mCi (millicuries) Cs-137 source."

Corrective Action: Equipment returned to manufacturer for repair or disposal.

Manufacturer: Troxler Model Number: 4640-B Serial Number: 1122

Item Number: OH050006.

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