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Event Notification Report for December 30, 2005

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42227

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General Information or Other Event Number: 42227
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: HNTB CORP
Region: 1
City: GAINESVILLE State: FL
County:
License #: 3387-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STEVEN FURNACE
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 12/26/2005
Notification Time: 11:33 [ET]
Event Date: 12/26/2005
Event Time: 08:30 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/27/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
BRIAN MCDERMOTT (R1)
LARRY CAMPER (NMSS)
JIM WHITNEY (EMAIL) (TAS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE Licensee reported that a model 3440 Troxler moisture density gauge containing 8 millicuries of Cs-137 and 40 millicuries of Am/Be-241 was stolen from a trailer located next to a highway construction site in Lakeland, FL. The gauge was located in the locked trailer, and the gauge was locked in the transportation case with the source in the stored position. The site was surrounded by a chain link fence and the trailer was pried open. Also stolen were vehicles and equipment. Lakeland Police have been notified. The licensee noticed the theft at 0830 12/26/2005. A reward will be offered. Troxler Serial Number 33567 Cs-137 Source #750-9252 Am/Be-241 Source #47-15619 Lakeland Police Report Number 2005-100863 * * * UPDATE PROVIDED BY STATE TO JEFF ROTTON AT 1035 EST ON 12/27/05 * * * The State provided the following information via email: "Licensee reported that their worksite had been vandalized on December 25. Many items plus a contractor's vehicle were stolen. Incident was reported to this office [Florida Bureau of Radiation Control] on 1130 December 26. On December 27, licensee reported that police had discovered the stolen vehicle with the gauge at Providence & Griffin road, less than two miles from the worksite. Gauge was still locked in case and that there was no damage to case/gauge. The licensee has taken possession of the gauge and will perform a leak test. Florida continues it's investigation. FL Incident Number: FL05-183 Notified R1DO (Sykes) and NMSS EO (Holahan), and TAS (Whitney via E-mail) THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "LESS THAN CAT 3" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL Sources that are "Less than IAEA Category 3 sources," are either sources that are very unlikely to cause permanent injury to individuals or contain a very small amount of radioactive material that would not cause any permanent injury. Some of these sources, such as moisture density gauges or thickness gauges that are Category 4, the amount of unshielded radioactive material, if not safely managed or securely protected, could possibly - although it is unlikely - temporarily injure someone who handled it or were otherwise in contact with it, or who were close to it for a period of many weeks.

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