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Event Notification Report for May 8, 2007

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43277 43339 43349

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General Information or Other Event Number: 43277
Rep Org: UTAH DIVISION OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: UTAH POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY
Region: 4
City: PRICE State: UT
County:
License #: UT 1800163
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GWEN GALLOWAY
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 04/04/2007
Notification Time: 19:43 [ET]
Event Date: 04/02/2007
Event Time: 13:30 [MST]
Last Update Date: 05/07/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
CHUCK CAIN (R4)
DENNIS RATHBUN (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - FIXED LEVEL GAUGE SOURCE FAILURE TO RETRACT

The following information was reported to the NRC via facsimile:

The Utah Division of Radiation Control was initially notified by telephone on April 3, 2007 at about 10:20 am MST by the licensee's consultant that a source of a fixed level gauge at the Hunter Power Plant near Castle Dale, Utah failed to retract into the safe shielded position. The gauge is a Texas Nuclear Model 5197, Serial Number 1305 level gauge containing 100 millicuries of Cs-137. The licensee contacted their service consultant who discovered that the handle on the gauge was bent. The consultant indicated that it appeared that someone had attempted to turn the handle on the gauge without pulling the button. This act had apparently bent the handle. When the licensee had attempted to close the device properly, the bent handle did not allow the drive cable to align properly with the source to retract it.

This incident is being tracked by the State as Utah Report ID No. UT-07-0002.

* * * UPDATE AT 1320 EDT ON 5/7/07 FROM GWYN GALLOWAY TO S. SANDIN * * *

The State of Utah representative called to correct the incident date from March to April. Notified R4DO (O'Keefe) and FSME (Morell).

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General Information or Other Event Number: 43339
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: RENEGADE TESTING AND INSPECTION INC
Region: 1
City: SANFORD State: FL
County:
License #: 3891-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STEVE FURNACE
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 05/03/2007
Notification Time: 08:27 [ET]
Event Date: 05/02/2007
Event Time: 14:55 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/03/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DANIEL HOLODY (R1)
GREG MORELL (FSME)

Event Text

POSSIBLE RADIATION EXPOSURE BEYOND OCCUPATIONAL LIMITS

"Radiographer received possible over exposure at job site. Radiographer had film badge and pocket dosimeter, but did not survey prior to changing film in preparation for next exposure. Discovered source was exposed when he attempted to crank out source. Radiographer contacted RSO on 2 May 2007 at 1455 hours. RSO contacted this office on 3 May 2007 at 0800. State contacted NRC on 3 May 2007 at 0827 hours. Film badge sent for emergency processing, pocket dosimeter was off scale. The State will investigate this afternoon's incident."

Source: 48.3 Ci Ir-192
Estimated dose received: 9 Rem
Location of incident: Sanford, FL
Time duration of incident: less than 2 minutes
Areas of greatest exposure estimated to be the fore arm and hand

Incident Number: FL07-04

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General Information or Other Event Number: 43349
Rep Org: VALLEY QUARRIES, INC
Licensee: VALLEY QUARRIES, INC
Region: 1
City: CHAMBERSBURG State: PA
County:
License #: 37-20965-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: SUE GEHRETT
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 05/07/2007
Notification Time: 10:55 [ET]
Event Date: 05/06/2007
Event Time: 22:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/07/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
PAT FINNEY (R1)
GREG MORELL (FSME)
MATTHEW HAHN- ILTAB ()

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

Event Text

STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE

On the morning of 5/7/07 the licensee noticed that a Troxler Moisture Density Gauge (Model 3430) was missing. The gauge was in the company truck the evening of 5/6/07. An employee of the company took the company truck home (Fayetteville, PA 17222) and sometime during the evening (after 22:00) a company cell phone and the gauge was taken from the truck. The sources in the Troxler gauge are Am-241/Be (40 mCi), and Cs-137 (8 mCi).

The licensee filed a report with the PA State Police, (Incident # H03-1661925).


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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