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Event Notification Report for October 25, 2016

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52296 52298

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 52296
Rep Org: BAYER CORPSCIENCE LP
Licensee: BAYER CORPSCIENCE LP
Region: 3
City: KANSAS CITY State: MO
County:
License #: 24-03830-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: STEVEN SCHERICH
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 10/14/2016
Notification Time: 14:17 [ET]
Event Date: 10/13/2016
Event Time: 15:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/14/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
30.50(b)(2) - SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Person (Organization):
RICHARD SKOKOWSKI (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

STUCK SHUTTER ON A DENSITY GAUGE

The licensee Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) determined that the shutter to a Berthold Model LB7442 gauge with a 1 Ci Cs-137 source (serial number: 012\06) did not shut during biannual maintenance checks. Personnel is informed about the gauge with proper signage, and the RSO does not believe any exposure to personnel occurred, because the shutter is normally in the open position. A licensed Berthold technician has been contacted and will come to the site to repair the gauge.

The licensee notified NRC Region 3 (Nieves).

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Agreement State Event Number: 52298
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: BRASKEM AMERICA, INC
Region: 1
City: MARCUS HOOK State: PA
County:
License #: PA-1021
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOSEPH MELNIC
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 10/17/2016
Notification Time: 14:40 [ET]
Event Date: 10/15/2016
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/17/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER CAHILL (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA ()

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DENSITY GAUGE SHUTTER STUCK IN OPEN POSITION

The following information was received via facsimile:

"The licensee discovered this event on October 15, 2016 and notified the Department [PA Department of Radiation Protection] on October 15, 2016 via voice message after business hours. It is reportable within 24 hours per 10 CFR 30.50(b)(2).

"During normal daily operations, a density gauge was found to have a shutter that was nonresponsive and stuck in the open position. No overexposures have occurred and the gauge has been taken out of service. A service provider has already made the necessary repairs as of today, October 17, 2016. The gauge is an Ohmart/Vega Model SHLG. The serial number of the device is unknown at this time. The device originally contained 1200 millicuries of Cs-137.

"The cause of the event is unknown at this time.

"A reactive inspection is planned by the Department. More information will be provided upon receipt."

Pennsylvania Event Report ID No: PA160031

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