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Event Notification Report for October 18, 2016

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52286 52287

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Agreement State Event Number: 52286
Rep Org: VIRGINIA RAD MATERIALS PROGRAM
Licensee: GLOBAL GEOTECHNICAL CONSULTANTS
Region: 1
City: FAIRFAX State: VA
County:
License #: 153-619-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHARLES COLEMAN
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 10/07/2016
Notification Time: 13:09 [ET]
Event Date: 10/06/2016
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/07/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JON LILLIENDAHL (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED MOISTURE/DENSITY GAUGE

The following information was received via facsimile:

"On October 6, 2016, at approximately 0200 EDT, a loader backed over the licensee's portable gauge during work in Fairfax County, Virginia. The gauge was a Troxler Model 3400, s/n 31366, with an 8 millicurie cesium-137 source, s/n 750-6052, and a 40 millicurie americium-241:Be source, s/n 47-28023. The operator secured the gauge and cordoned the accident area. Radiation surveys by the licensee's Radiation Safety Officer confirmed the sources were in their shielded positions and that no contamination resulted from the accident. The damaged gauge has been shipped to a licensed service provider for repair."

Virginia Event Report ID No.: VA-16-014

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Agreement State Event Number: 52287
Rep Org: MISSISSIPPI DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: WEYERHAEUSER NR COMPANY, COLUMBUS CELLULAR FIBERS
Region: 4
City: COLUMBUS State: MS
County:
License #: MS-468-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JAYSON MOAK
HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 10/07/2016
Notification Time: 16:58 [ET]
Event Date: 10/07/2016
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/13/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG WERNER (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STUCK SHUTTER ON FIXED RADIOACTIVE GAUGE

The following information was obtained from the state of Mississippi via email:

"Licensee's RSO [Radiation Safety Officer] notified DRH [Mississippi Division of Radiation Health] on 10/7/2016 that a Berthold Model LB7440D level/density gauge had a stuck shutter. The shutter malfunction was discovered while performing a calibration for the gauge. The gauge is located twelve (12) foot off the ground and away from any personnel. The licensee contacted Berthold for repair of the shutter mechanism on 10/7/2016."

The gauge serial number is 69-0545, containing 30 mCi of Cs-137; source model P2623-100; source serial number 2762; last swipe tested on 9/30/16. The source was manufactured in September of 1992.

Mississippi Report number: MS-16005

* * * RETRACTION FROM JAYSON MOAK TO STEVEN VITTO ON 10/13/2016 AT 1204 EDT * * *

The following information was obtained from the state of Mississippi via email:

"On 10/10/2016, the licensee reported that the gauge shutter was not stuck. Licensee stated the shutter was hard to open and close. The gauge service company was called in to replace the shutter mechanism on the gauge to prevent a possible stuck shutter."

Notified R4DO (Gepford) and NMSS Events Resource via email.

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