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Event Notification Report for July 14, 2008

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General Information or Other Event Number: 44340
Rep Org: NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: MIDWEST INDUSTRIAL X-RAY, INC.
Region: 4
City: CASSELTON State: ND
County: CASS
License #: 33-14907-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAN HARMAN
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 07/09/2008
Notification Time: 17:03 [ET]
Event Date: 07/09/2008
Event Time: [MDT]
Last Update Date: 07/10/2008
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL HAY (R4)
ROBERT LEWIS (FSME)

Event Text

NORTH DAKOTA AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - POTENTIAL OVEREXPOSURE FROM RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA

The following information was obtained from the North Dakota Department of Health via telephone:

Midwest Industrial X-ray, Inc. was performing radiography at an ethanol plant in Casselton County, ND. After taking a shot, the radiographer was retracting the source when it became detached. The radiographer covered the source with a lead blanket and contacted the company Radiation Safety Officer. The camera contained a 24.5 Ci Ir-192 source.

The licensee transported the source back to their facility. The licensee performed calculations that indicated the radiographer received approximately 4 Rem exposure while securing the source. No calculations were reported concerning the assistant radiographer. The calculations performed by the State of North Dakota indicate that the radiographer received greater than 5 Rem. Both individual's film badges were sent to Landauer laboratories for processing.

The State of North Dakota will be investigating this incident.


* * * UPDATE FROM DAN HARMAN VIA EMAIL TO J. KNOKE AT 1725 EDT ON 07/10/08 * * *

"The doses for the lead radiographer are as follows:
The badge reading for this monitoring period (June 20 - Jul 8) 575 mR. The yearly total deep dose is 827 mR."

Notified FSME (Lewis) and R4DO (Hay)

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