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Event Notification Report for October 26, 2016

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10/25/2016 - 10/26/2016

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52298 52301

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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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Agreement State Event Number: 52301
Rep Org: OK DEQ RAD MANAGEMENT
Licensee: DESERT NDT dba SHAWCOR
Region: 4
City: ELK CITY State: OK
County:
License #: OK-32104-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KEVIN SAMPSON
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 10/18/2016
Notification Time: 14:37 [ET]
Event Date: 10/14/2016
Event Time: 09:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/18/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOHN KRAMER (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - RADIOGRAPHY CREW ARRESTED

The following information was received via E-mail:

"At 0900 CDT on Oct. 14, 2016, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental quality was informed by Desert NDT dba Shawcor (OK-32104-01) that a radiography crew had been arrested in Ardmore, OK and the truck, with source on board, had been impounded by the local police. Initial notification to NRC was made that day via NMED, though it has not been posted on the NMED site yet. The source was picked up by the licensee about 1300 CDT that afternoon."

No further information is known at this time.

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