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Event Notification Report for February 14, 2018

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53197

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Agreement State Event Number: 53197
Rep Org: CALIFORNIA RADIATION CONTROL PRGM
Licensee: PREMIER TESTING AND INSPECTION, INC
Region: 4
City: TEMECULA State: CA
County:
License #: 7988-33
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DONALD OESTERLE
HQ OPS Officer: DAVID AIRD
Notification Date: 02/06/2018
Notification Time: 16:10 [ET]
Event Date: 02/06/2018
Event Time: 08:00 [PST]
Last Update Date: 02/06/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
HEATHER GEPFORD (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)
ILTAB (EMAI)
CNSNS (MEXICO) (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 California via email:

"On February 6, 2018, at approximately 0845 [PST] [the RSO] of Southwest Calibration & Training, Radioactive Materials License #7567-36, contacted RHB [CA Radiologic Health Branch] Brea concerning the moisture/density gauge, CPN, MC1-DRP, serial #MD40507411 (Cs-137 0.375 GBq, Am-241 1.8 GBq) that had been stolen from a transport vehicle [in] Indio, CA at approximately 0800 [PST]. At 0930 [PST], the RSO of Premier Testing & Inspection, Inc., telephoned RHB Brea to inform that the Authorized User had contacted local law enforcement in Indio, [CA] and was filling out a police report with them. A copy of the theft report will be forwarded to the RHB Brea office to be included as part of this report. [The RSO for Premier Testing & Inspection, Inc.] will contact local newspapers to attempt to retrieve the stolen radioactive gauge as well as notifying local servicing vendors of radioactive gauges to be alert for the serial number of the stolen gauge in case it turns up for service. The investigation will continue to determine if the radioactive gauge can be recovered in a reasonable time frame. This is being reported to the NRC Operations Center as a 24-hour report under 10CFR30.50(b)(2) since the radioactive gauge has been stolen and it cannot be determined what condition the sources are currently in."

5010 NUMBER: 020618

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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