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Event Notification Report for August 5, 2014

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08/04/2014 - 08/05/2014

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50308 50311 50341

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 50308
Rep Org: KAW VALLEY ENGINEERING, INC.
Licensee: KAW VALLEY ENGINEERING, INC.
Region: 4
City: JUNCTION CITY State: KS
County:
License #: 15-26870-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STEVEN HALL
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 07/25/2014
Notification Time: 09:30 [ET]
Event Date: 07/24/2014
Event Time: 10:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/25/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
GEOFFREY MILLER (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (E-MA)

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

Event Text

LOST TROXLER MOISTURE/DENSITY GAUGE

While working at a jobsite on the Fort Riley, Kansas federal reservation, the technician had just finished the standard count on a Troxler moisture/density gauge when he received a telephone call to go to another job site for a meeting. The technician placed the gauge back in its case but did not shut the case or lock the case and left it on the tailgate of the truck. When the technician arrived at the second jobsite, an individual approached the technician and told him that he had observed a yellow case fall off the back of the truck near the Camp Forsythe fire station. The technician immediately went back to the fire station. By the time he arrived, fire department personnel had already secured the case with the gauge inside. The technician estimates that the gauge was out of his possession for approximately 8 - 10 minutes. A leak test was performed with no leakage noted and sent to Troxler for further analysis. The gauge will remain out of use until leak results are received from Troxler.

The gauge is a Troxler model 3430 moisture/density gauge containing 9 mCi Cs-137 and 44 mCi Am-241/Be.

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

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Agreement State Event Number: 50311
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: ROCKY MOUNTAIN RECYCLING
Region: 4
City: DENVER State: CO
County:
License #: GL
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: PHILLIP PETERSON
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 07/25/2014
Notification Time: 10:09 [ET]
Event Date: 06/25/2014
Event Time: [MDT]
Last Update Date: 07/25/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GEOFFREY MILLER (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)
ILTAB (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN GENERAL LICENSED MATERIAL

The following information was provided by the State of Colorado via email:

On July 21, 2014, the State of Colorado was made aware of a stolen generally licensed device. The general license holder was contacted on July 24, 2014 to gather additional information. The general license owner, Rocky Mountain Recycling was planning to perform a demonstration for a company in Dallas, Oregon. During the night of June 25, 2014, the analyzer was stolen from a vehicle parked overnight in Dallas, Oregon. A police report for the stolen material was filed in the city of Dallas, Oregon. The device manufacturer is Thermo Niton, model XLp, serial number 6199, containing 30 milliCuries of Am-241. The investigation is ongoing. No report was made to the Oregon Radiation Protection Services.

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

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Power Reactor Event Number: 50341
Facility: COLUMBIA GENERATING STATION
Region: 4 State: WA
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-5
NRC Notified By: DUANE SALSBURY
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 08/05/2014
Notification Time: 00:57 [ET]
Event Date: 08/04/2014
Event Time: 17:01 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 08/05/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
GREG WERNER (R4DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

RADWASTE BUILDING RADIATION MONITORING SAMPLE RACK DECLARED NONFUNCTIONAL

"At 1701 hours PDT on August 4, 2014, the Rad Waste Building process radiation monitoring sample rack was declared nonfunctional. The cause of the equipment malfunction is under investigation. Field team assessment function is unaffected and remains available if required.

"This event is being reported as a major loss of assessment capability in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii).

"The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

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