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Event Notification Report for July 10, 2007

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41571 43469

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41571
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: TSIT
Region: 4
City: FORT WORTH State: TX
County:
License #: L05697
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KAREN VERSER
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 04/06/2005
Notification Time: 16:50 [ET]
Event Date: 04/06/2005
Event Time: 07:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 07/09/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LINDA HOWELL (R4)
MELVYN LEACH (NMSS)
CNSNS (FAX)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING THEFT OF A TROXLER PORTABLE GAUGE

The following information was received via fax:

"On 4/6/2005, Linda McLean (NRC) notified Texas DSHS at 10:30 am that their regional office had just received a phone call from the White Settlement, TX Police Department. The police department had been notified of a burglary between 5:00 am and 7:00 am on the morning of April 6, 2005 involving a stolen Troxler (model 3411B) portable gauge containing 10 mCi of Cs-137, serial number 40-9599, and 40 mCi of Am-241, serial number 47-7075. Serial Number for the gauge is 11979. [The authorized user] contacted the police department that he had stopped by his girlfriend's apartment at 5:00 am. When he went outside at 7:00 am, the passenger window had been broken out of his pickup truck and the portable gauge he was planning on using for work had been removed. He stated his radio had been stolen two weeks earlier at the same address. Police report number is 0506384."

Texas Incident No.: I-8227

*** UPDATE FROM RATLIFF TO KNOKE AT 1347 EDT ON 07/09/07 ***

The licensee provided the following information via email:

"On April 6, 2005, the Agency received a phone call from the Nuclear Regulator Commission (NRC) informing them of a reported theft of a moisture density gauge containing one 7.8 millicurie Cesium-137 source and a 40 millicurie Americium source. The NRC had received a notification of the theft from the White Settlement Police Department. The technician had taken the gauge home with him so he could get an early start the next morning. The passenger's window was broke out of the pickup and the gauge was stolen. The gauge was removed from the transport case in the bed of the pickup and had been placed in the cab of the vehicle to protect it from theft. The local police were contacted and a police report was filed. The gauge was not recovered. The technician was placed on ninety day probation and a letter stating the company's policy on returning the gauges to the laboratory prior to going home each night. The licensee was issued two violations for failure to adequately secure the sources from unauthorized removal and failure of the Radiation Safety Office to insure compliance with company procedures. File closed."

Notified R4DO (Nease), CNSNS (Email), ILTAB (Whitney), FSME (Joe Giitter)

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General Information or Other Event Number: 43469
Rep Org: LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV
Licensee: CHRISTUS ST.FRANCIS CABRINI HOSPITAL
Region: 4
City: ALEXANDRIA State: LA
County:
License #: LA-1121-L01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: RICHARD PENROD
HQ OPS Officer: JASON KOZAL
Notification Date: 07/03/2007
Notification Time: 09:29 [ET]
Event Date: 06/29/2007
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/03/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL SHANNON (R4)
MICHELE BURGESS (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MEDICAL MISADMINISTRATION

"Christus St. Francis Cabrini hospital called and reported an over exposure on a treatment using an HDR [High Dose Rate system]. The HDR system delivered a dose 40% more than what the treatment plan called for to the patient. The overexposure for the treatment was reported as 1400 cGy. This is all of the information we have at this time. An investigation has started for this incident."

LA report number - LA070017

A "Medical Event" may indicate potential problems in a medical facility's use of radioactive materials. It does not necessarily result in harm to the patient.

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