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Event Notification Report for August 10, 2006

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General Information or Other Event Number: 42753
Rep Org: SC DIV OF HEALTH & ENV CONTROL
Licensee: QORE, INC.
Region: 1
City: MAULDIN State: SC
County:
License #: 338
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MELINDA BRADSHAW
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 08/04/2006
Notification Time: 09:43 [ET]
Event Date: 08/03/2006
Event Time: 10:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/06/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
PAT FINNEY (R1)
LARRY CAMPER (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT FROM SOUTH CAROLINA ON DAMAGED MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

The State provided the following information via email:

"The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control was notified on Thursday, August 3, 2006, at 10:00 a.m., that a Humboldt Scientific Model 5001 portable moisture density gauge had been damaged on a job site in Mauldin, South Carolina. The gauge contained 11 millicuries maximum of Cesium 137 and 44 millicuries maximum of Americium 241:Be. [The licensee's representative] with QORE, Inc, made the report. The gauge was reportedly run over by a bulldozer while in use on the job site. [The licensee's representative] was present at the job site at the time of the event. [The licensee's representative] informed SC DHEC that the area had been roped off with both the gauge in its original position and the bulldozer inside the contained area. No individual had approached the gauge following the incident. [The licensee's representative] was advised to maintain surveillance of the device until DHEC personnel could respond. Once on site, DHEC personnel determined there was no release of material and no contamination of the bulldozer, the personnel involved or the roped area. The source was able to be retracted into the shielded position and the gauge placed in its transport container. The licensee secured the container in a locked storage box until disposition by the manufacturer could be accomplished. Departmental investigation is ongoing and updates will be made through the national NMED system."

SC Report No.: SC060010

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