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Event Notification Report for December 14, 2007

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43833

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General Information or Other Event Number: 43833
Rep Org: NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
Region: 4
City: GRAND FORKS State: ND
County:
License #: 33-12827-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHRIS SCHMALTZ
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 12/11/2007
Notification Time: 09:17 [ET]
Event Date: 12/10/2007
Event Time: 15:45 [MST]
Last Update Date: 12/11/2007
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RUSSELL BYWATER (R4)
MICHELE BURGESS (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT FROM NORTH DAKOTA OF A POSSIBLE OVEREXPOSURE

A physician researcher at the University of North Dakota received a report from Landauer of a radiation exposure reading on his badge of 74 Rem deep dose and 69 Rem shallow dose. The monitoring period for the badge (monthly or quarterly) was not known to the State. Investigation has determined that the researcher is believed to have worked only with P-32 and has done nothing out of the ordinary. The lab area where the researcher worked has been surveyed and there is no indication of contamination. The researcher is currently having blood work done to determine if there is any indication of radiation damage. The licensee is also working with Landauer focusing on the discrepancy between the deep dose and shallow dose readings on the badge. For an overexposure of this magnitude, it would be expected that the shallow dose would be much greater than the deep dose.

The University Radiation Committee is leading the investigation for the licensee. The State plans to evaluate the results of the licensee's investigation findings before considering what actions it will take .

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