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Event Notification Report for June 15, 2016

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** EVENT NUMBERS **


51984

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 51984
Rep Org: NASA AMES RESEARCH CENTER
Licensee: NASA AMES RESEARCH CENTER
Region: 4
City:  State: CA
County: SANTA CLARA
License #: 04-07845-04
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GENE FORRER
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 06/06/2016
Notification Time: 18:25 [ET]
Event Date: 06/06/2016
Event Time: [PDT]
Last Update Date: 06/06/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL HAY (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)
MEXICO (FAX)

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

Event Text

MISSING SINGLE TRITIUM EXIT SIGN

The licensee reported the loss of a single tritium exit sign at Moffett Field, CA. The sign was an SRB Technologies sign with an initial activity of 20 Ci. The serial number is 154848. At this time, the licensee is still investigating the disposition of the sign.

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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