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Event Notification Report for September 4, 2014

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50401 50402 50403 50408 50409

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Agreement State Event Number: 50401
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: TERRACON INC
Region: 4
City: COLORADO SPRINGS State: CO
County:
License #: 664-02
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CARRIE ROMANCHEK
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 08/26/2014
Notification Time: 16:25 [ET]
Event Date: 08/26/2014
Event Time: 09:48 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 08/26/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (R4DO)
FSME EVENT RESOUCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE RUN OVER BY A SKID-STEER

The following was received from the State of Colorado via email:

"At 0948 MDT on the morning of August 26, 2014, [the State of Colorado] was notified by the ARSO at Terracon, Inc (Colorado License # 664-02) that a Troxler 3430 moisture/density gauge had been run over by a skid-steer at a temporary job site. The source was locked in the shielded position when the gauge was hit. Surveys taken at the site confirmed that the source remained shielded.

"The gauge was placed in its transport case (Transport index confirmed) and taken to Instrotek for leak testing and analysis. Final results should be available within a week and initial results show no evidence of leakage.

"The investigation is still ongoing."

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Agreement State Event Number: 50402
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: HENKLE AEROSPACE
Region: 4
City: BAY POINT State: CA
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KENT PRENDERGAST
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 08/26/2014
Notification Time: 17:59 [ET]
Event Date: 08/21/2014
Event Time: [PDT]
Last Update Date: 08/26/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE ()

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - GAUGE FOUND AT RECYCLING FACILITY

The following was received from the State of California via email:

"On August 21, 2014, . . . Henkle Aerospace contacted . . . RHB to report that one of their generally licensed fixed gauges (NDC, Model 103, S/N 4331 containing Am-241) had been found at a recycling facility. The recycling facility had contacted the manufacturer of the gauge (NDC) and it was returned to NDC. NDC contacted Henkel to notify them of the gauge was found at the recycling center. The source was intact and NDC has performed a leak test which indicated no contamination.

"On 08/26/14, . . . Henkel called RHB and provided the following information: The gauge contained 150 mCi of Am-241 (as of late 90s) and it was acquired by Henkle in 2006. This gauge was replaced by a licensed vendor in February 2010, and was set aside to be transferred to the vendor. Eventually, they lost track of the gauge, and it ended up at the recycling center with the rest of the metal Henkel had shipped to the scrap yard.

"Corrective actions by Henkle: After this incident they have revised their policies and procedures to keep track of the two gauges they currently possess (Sr-90 containing 250 mCi each, GL units licensed by Mahlo).

"Note: As of now, RHB does not have the information on current activity of the Am-241 source in the gauge."

California 5010 #: 082114

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Agreement State Event Number: 50403
Rep Org: UTAH DIVISION OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: MISTRAS GROUP INC
Region: 4
City: SALT LAKE CITY State: UT
County:
License #: UT 0600485
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MIKE GIVENS
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 08/26/2014
Notification Time: 18:29 [ET]
Event Date: 06/02/2014
Event Time: 18:30 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 08/26/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIOGRAPHY SOURCE FAILED TO RETRACT

The following was received from the State of Utah via email:

"[The licensee was unable] to retract and secure a radiographic source to its fully shielded position. [The] licensee's RSO was able to disassemble the locking mechanism and retract the source. The exposure device was then locked and the source verified to be in the fully shielded position."

There were no overexposures as a result of this event.

Event Report ID No.: UT140003

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Agreement State Event Number: 50408
Rep Org: ARIZONA RADIATION REGULATORY AGENCY
Licensee: WESTERN TECHNOLOGIES, INC
Region: 4
City: PHOENIX State: AZ
County:
License #: AZ 7-080
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: SHANNA FARISH
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 08/27/2014
Notification Time: 12:23 [ET]
Event Date: 08/25/2014
Event Time: 09:00 [MST]
Last Update Date: 08/27/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE DAMAGED AT CONSTRUCTION SITE

The following from the State of Arizona via email:

"At approximately 9:00 AM [MDT] on August 26, 2014, the Agency [State of Arizona] was informed that the licensee had a Troxler Model 3430 portable moisture/density gauge damaged at a construction site. The damage occurred at approximately 9:00 AM on August 25, 2014. The gauge was in use and was run over by construction equipment. The sealed sources were not damaged and were intact. The damaged gauge was leaked tested and will be returned to Troxler for repairs. The gauge, serial number 29852, contains 10 mCi of Cesium-137 and 40 mCi of Am:Be-241.

"The Agency continues to investigate the event.

"The Governor's Office and U.S. NRC are being notified of this event."

Arizona First Notice: 14-019

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Agreement State Event Number: 50409
Rep Org: ARIZONA RADIATION REGULATORY AGENCY
Licensee: WESTERN TECHNOLOGIES, INC
Region: 4
City: PHOENIX State: AZ
County:
License #: AZ 7-049
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: SHANNA FARISH
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 08/27/2014
Notification Time: 13:44 [ET]
Event Date: 08/25/2014
Event Time: 15:30 [MST]
Last Update Date: 08/27/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (R4DO)
FSME EVENTS RESOURCE (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - AUTOMOTIVE ACCIDENT INVOLVING AN IR-192 CAMERA

The following was received from the State of Arizona via email:

"At approximately 9:00 AM [MDT] on August 26, 2014, the Agency [State of Arizona] was informed that the licensee had a company truck involved in a rollover accident. The truck was transporting an Iridium-192 gamma camera used for industrial radiography. The camera was not damaged in the accident and was transported by the licensee back to their Phoenix office. The gamma camera was leak tested. The accident occurred at approximately 3:30 PM on August 25, 2014. The Delta 880, Serial Number D9783, radiographic camera contains approximately 100 Ci of Ir-192.

"The Agency continues to investigate the event.

"The Governor's Office and U.S. NRC are being notified of this event. "

Arizona First Notice: 14-020

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