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Event Notification Report for March 17, 2010

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45757 45759 45762 45763 45770

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General Information or Other Event Number: 45757
Rep Org: NV DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: LAS VEGAS PAVING CORPORATION
Region: 4
City: LAS VEGAS State: NV
County:
License #: 00-11-0255-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TIM MITCHELL
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 03/11/2010
Notification Time: 12:43 [ET]
Event Date: 03/11/2010
Event Time: 05:45 [PST]
Last Update Date: 03/11/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL HAY (R4DO)
JIM WHITNEY (ILTA)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)

This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

A Troxler moisture density gauge was stolen from an open bed truck at the employee's residence. The gauge was chained in the back of the truck. The theft was discovered at 0545 PST on 3/11/2010. "RSO was notified at 0550 PST, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police (LVMPD) at 0555 PST and the Nevada State Health Division at 0556 PST. The State is following the incident and working with LVMPD. Follow-up information will be provided to the NRC on the situation and entered into NMED. LVMPD Event No.: 100311-0802."

Troxler model 3440
Serial Number: 17916
Sources: Am-241:Be 40 mCi Be (Model No.47- Serial No.13357) and Cs-137 8 mCi 137 (Model No. 50,Serial No. 7401)

Nevada Incident Number: NV100003

THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "LESS THAN CAT 3" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Sources that are "Less than IAEA Category 3 sources," are either sources that are very unlikely to cause permanent injury to individuals or contain a very small amount of radioactive material that would not cause any permanent injury. Some of these sources, such as moisture density gauges or thickness gauges that are Category 4, the amount of unshielded radioactive material, if not safely managed or securely protected, could possibly - although it is unlikely - temporarily injure someone who handled it or were otherwise in contact with it, or who were close to it for a period of many weeks. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf

This source is not amongst those sources or devices identified by the IAEA Code of Conduct for the Safety & Security of Radioactive Sources to be of concern from a radiological standpoint. Therefore is it being categorized as a less than Category 3 source.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 45759
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: CORAL SPRINGS CLINIC
Region: 1
City: CORAL SPRINGS State: FL
County:
License #: 3109-2
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHARLES ADAMS
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 03/11/2010
Notification Time: 15:55 [ET]
Event Date: 03/11/2010
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/11/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER CAHILL (R1DO)
RICHARD TURTIL (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - POTENTIAL MEDICAL OVERDOSE

The following report was received via e-mail:

"Patient was receiving the 2nd of 14 fractions of 250 centiGray treatments to the ear. The therapist accidently pushed the 'auto radiography' button rather than the 'treatment' button which delivered approximately 9 times the intended dose. The patient and doctor have been notified. No health effects are expected. Licensee will send a written report. Florida is investigating."

Isotope: Ir-192, 5.7 Ci
Maximum dose received: 2250 centiGray
Device: HDR Surface Applicator manufactured by Nucletron
Model V2 MicroSelectron

Florida Incident Number: FL10-035

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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Fuel Cycle Facility Event Number: 45762
Facility: B&W NUCLEAR OPERATING GROUP, INC.
RX Type: URANIUM FUEL FABRICATION
Comments: HEU FABRICATION & SCRAP
Region: 2
City: LYNCHBURG State: VA
County: CAMPBELL
License #: SNM-42
Agreement: N
Docket: 070-27
NRC Notified By: WILLIAM OGDEN
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 03/12/2010
Notification Time: 09:39 [ET]
Event Date: 03/09/2010
Event Time: 10:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 03/12/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
74.11(a) - LOST/STOLEN SNM
Person (Organization):
REBECCA NEASE (R2DO)
LANCE ENGLISH (ILTA)
ERIC BENNER (NMSS)
JEFFERY GRANT (IRD)
FUEL OUO GROUP (Emai)
NICK DUB (DHS)
LORI BUBKART (FEMA)
ANTONY PARSONS (DOE)

Event Text

LOST METALLURGY LABORATORY SAMPLE

"A metallurgy laboratory (Met Lab) sample was determined to be missing from its prescribed location on March 9, 2010. A search for the item was immediately initiated per requirements. As of 10:00am March 12, 2010, the item has not been located and as a result, formal notification of a missing item is being made to the NRC per 10 CFR 74.11. To date, no other indicator of intentional theft or diversion has been found. Both the search and the investigation are still underway. The missing item contains approximately 0.67 grams U and 0.65 grams U-235."

The material was last accounted for on 10/26/2009. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector and will notify the state.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 45763
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS USA INC
Region: 4
City: DEER PARK State: TX
County:
License #: 00302
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ART TUCKER
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 03/12/2010
Notification Time: 18:11 [ET]
Event Date: 03/12/2010
Event Time: 15:11 [CST]
Last Update Date: 03/12/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL HAY (R4DO)
RICHARD TURTIL (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - GAUGE SHUTTERS STUCK SHUT

The following report was received via facsimile:

On March 12, 2010, at 1511 hours, the Agency [State of Texas] received a request to perform work in the State of Texas under reciprocity from a nuclear gauge manufacturer [Ronan Engineering]. The request stated that the work was to repair two nuclear gauges with stuck shutters. The gauges are Ronan Engineering model SA1-C10 each containing 200 millicuries each of Cesium (Cs) -137. The Agency contacted the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) for the licensee identified on the request and asked him if the events were reportable. The RSO stated that the two gauges had been removed from storage and installed on a piece of equipment for use. A service company was testing the equipment prior to placing it in service and found that the gauge shutters would not open. The licensee then contacted the gauge manufacturer to repair the gauges. The RSO stated that he was not aware of the reporting requirement and would submit a written report to the Agency. Additional information will be provided as it is received."

Texas Event #I-8721

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Power Reactor Event Number: 45770
Facility: GRAND GULF
Region: 4 State: MS
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-6
NRC Notified By: RICKY LIDDELL
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 03/16/2010
Notification Time: 20:24 [ET]
Event Date: 03/16/2010
Event Time: 15:50 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 03/16/2010
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
WAYNE WALKER (R4DO)
FREDERICK BROWN (NRR)
BRIAN McDERMOTT (IRD)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 87 Power Operation 87 Power Operation

Event Text

OFFSITE NOTIFICATION TO OSHA DUE TO DEATH OF A SUPPLEMENTAL EMPLOYEE

"Today at approximately 1550 CDT, a supplemental worker collapsed. Supplemental personnel were gathering for a brief on an upcoming task to uncrate construction material outside the plant security area. Site personnel responded, provided first aid, and the individual was transported to a hospital for advanced medical care. Following treatment, he was pronounced dead at 1635 CDT of an apparent heart attack. [Occupational Safety and Health Administration] (OSHA) will be notified of this occurrence."

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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