|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."
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