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Event Notification Report for January 21, 2015

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Agreement State Event Number: 50731
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: MEADWESTVACO TEXAS LLP
Region: 4
City: SILSBEE State: TX
County: JASPER
License #: L01095
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KAREN BLANCHARD
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 01/12/2015
Notification Time: 13:37 [ET]
Event Date: 01/12/2015
Event Time: 11:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/12/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DAVID PROULX (R4DO)
NMSS EVENTS NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - GAUGE SHUTTER STUCK OPEN

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

"On January 12, 2015, the licensee notified the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] that during routine fixed nuclear gauge inspections and shutter checks, it discovered that the shutter on one of its Ronan Model SA1-C5 gauges, containing a 300 millicurie cesium-137 source (SN: 6409GK), was stuck in the open position. [The event occurred at the licensee site located in Evadale, Texas.] This gauge normally operates with the shutter in the open position. The gauge is mounted on a vessel that the licensee does not enter. There is no risk of exposure to any individual. The licensee is contacting the manufacturer to schedule repair. Further information will be provided as it is obtained in accordance with SA-300.

Texas Incident: I-9266

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