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Event Notification Report for November 5, 2009

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45471 45473

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General Information or Other Event Number: 45471
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: TICONA POLYMERS, INC
Region: 4
City: BISHOP State: TX
County:
License #: L-02441
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ART TUCKER
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN KNOKE
Notification Date: 10/30/2009
Notification Time: 14:26 [ET]
Event Date: 09/22/2009
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/30/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DALE POWERS (R4DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STUCK SHUTTER ON GAUGE

The following was received via E-mail:

"On October 30, 2009, the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] was notified by the licensee that they were reporting a stuck gauge event. The licensee stated that they realized that they needed to report the event after they reviewed a letter sent out by this Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] regarding the reporting of stuck shutters on gauges. The stuck shutter was found during a routine inspection on September 22, 2009. The gauge is stuck in the open position, which is the normal operating position for this gauge. Dose rates in the area were measured and found to be normal. The gauge is a Thermo Fisher model SH-F2 containing a 100 millicurie Cesium (Cs) - 137. The gauge is installed on the side of a vessel and does not pose any additional risk to their workers. The Licensee has contacted a repair service to repair the shutter. This Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] will provide additional information as it is received."

Texas Incident number I-8683

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General Information or Other Event Number: 45473
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: ALL STAR METALS LLC
Region: 4
City: BROWNSVILLE State: TX
County:
License #: G02239
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ANNIE BACKHAUS
HQ OPS Officer: ERIC SIMPSON
Notification Date: 11/02/2009
Notification Time: 17:44 [ET]
Event Date: 11/01/2009
Event Time: 14:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/02/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL HAY (R4DO)
DUNCAN WHITE (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT INVOLVING A PROCESS GAUGE SHUTTER MALFUNCTION

The following information was received from the State of Texas via email:

"On November 2, 2009 at 1037 CST the [Texas Department of Health] was notified by [All Star Metals LLC] that they had discovered the shutter operation failure of a Thermo Niton gauge [Model XLp 818] on November 1, 2009 at 1400 CST. The licensee has notified the manufacturer and has sent the gauge to the manufacturer for service and repair. The licensee will send a formal report to the Agency within 30 days."

The gauge contains a 30 mCi source of Am-241.

Texas Incident # I-8684.

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