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Event Notification Report for November 28, 2017

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Event Reports For
11/27/2017 - 11/28/2017

** EVENT NUMBERS **


53079 53080

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Agreement State Event Number: 53079
Rep Org: ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MGMT. AGENCY
Licensee: GSG MATERIAL TESTING INC.
Region: 3
City: Chicago State: IL
County:
License #: IL-02340-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GIBB VINSON
HQ OPS Officer: ANDREW WAUGH
Notification Date: 11/20/2017
Notification Time: 10:31 [ET]
Event Date: 11/19/2017
Event Time: 00:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 11/20/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
LAURA KOZAK (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)
ILTAB (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

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

"The Agency [Illinois Emergency Management Agency] was notified on 11/19/17 by the licensee's RSO [Radiation Safety Officer] that a grey Dodge Caravan containing a Troxler Model 3430 gauge [serial number 33605] containing 9 mCi Cs-137 and 44 mCi Am241/Be had been stolen from a technician's residence sometime during the night/early morning. The licensee believes it is a random theft of the vehicle and the equipment inside. A police report has been filed and the investigation is ongoing.

"Item Number: IL170001"


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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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 53080
Rep Org: WALSH & KELLY, INC.
Licensee: WALSH & KELLY, INC.
Region: 3
City: GRIFFITH State: IN
County:
License #: GL
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GERALD HANCOCK
HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN
Notification Date: 11/20/2017
Notification Time: 11:35 [ET]
Event Date: 11/20/2017
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/20/2017
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
LAURA KOZAK (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

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

Event Text

GENERAL LICENSE TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS MISSING

On 9/28/17, a contractor hired by Walsh & Kelly, Inc. contacted the NRC RIII Office to request instructions for disposal of four (4) Tritium Exit signs which he had removed. He was instructed to return the signs to Walsh & Kelly, Inc. The signs were returned which Walsh & Kelly acknowledged.

An onsite inspection by RIII staff on 11/20/17, was unable to locate or determine the disposition of the four (4) Tritium Exit signs;

Manufacturer: Isolite
Activity: 10 Ci/each
Quantity: 4
Model: SLX-60
S/Ns: 11-36128, 11-36129, 11-36130 and 11-36131

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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