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Event Notification Report for January 2, 2007

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43063 43065

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General Information or Other Event Number: 43063
Rep Org: NV DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: JOSEPH A. CESARE AND ASSOC.
Region: 4
City: Las Vegas State: NV
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: WAYNE YATES
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 12/26/2006
Notification Time: 13:48 [ET]
Event Date: 12/24/2006
Event Time: [PST]
Last Update Date: 12/26/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
THOMAS FARNHOLTZ (R4)
KEITH McCONNELL (NMSS)
ILTAB (E-mail) ()

This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

"Portable moisture density gauge was stolen along with vehicle (Jeep Cherokee) on night of December 23 or 24 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gauge loss may have been incidental to theft of vehicle, however company policy was to return gauge to office.

"Troxler model 3411 portable moisture density gauge, s/n 12367"

Sources: 40 milliCuries Am-241:Be and 8 milliCuries Cs-137

A police report has been filed with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department.

Nevada Event Report: NV-06-008

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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General Information or Other Event Number: 43065
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: KUMAR AND ASSOCIATES INC.
Region: 4
City: DENVER State: CO
County:
License #: 758-03
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROBERT TERRY
HQ OPS Officer: JASON KOZAL
Notification Date: 12/27/2006
Notification Time: 02:34 [ET]
Event Date: 12/23/2006
Event Time: [MST]
Last Update Date: 12/27/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
THOMAS FARNHOLTZ (R4)
KEITH McCONNELL (NMSS)
ILTAB (E-MAIL) ()

This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN AND FOUND TROXLER GAUGE

The State provided the following information via email:

On Sunday Dec 24 the State of Colorado received notification from the licensee of a missing Troxler Model 3430 portable moisture density gauge SN 21961 (Activity: 8 millicuries Cs-137/ 40 millicuries Am-241/Be). The gauge was being used at a job site at Denver International Airport (DIA). The gauge is presumed to have been stolen from the truck outside the field technician's residence in Douglas County and not at DIA. However, this has not been verified.

The time of theft was not determined but is most likely between 8:00 p.m. Fri Dec 22 and 10:00 a.m. Sat Dec 23. The theft was discovered on Saturday Dec 23. The gauge had been properly chained in the back of a pickup truck and both chains had been cut.

The gauge was subsequently discovered intact in an alley in Parker, CO on 12/26/06. The address where the gauge was recovered has not yet been reported by local police.

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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