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Event Notification Report for February 23, 2018

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53209 53211

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Agreement State Event Number: 53209
Rep Org: PA BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: RADIOCAT
Region: 1
City: PITTSBURGH State: PA
County:
License #: PA-1060
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: DAVID ALLARD
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 02/14/2018
Notification Time: 14:56 [ET]
Event Date: 01/09/2017
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/14/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
FRED BOWER (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - IODINE-131 SPILL

The following report was received via fax:

"On February 13, 2018, during a routine inspection, the licensee informed the Department [Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection] of a contamination event that occurred on January 9, 2017 (over a year earlier). The event is reportable under 10 CFR 30.50 (b)(1)(i).

"On January 9, 2017, during a routine injection of 5 milliCuries of iodine-I31 (l-131) into a feline, the needle was removed before the injection was complete, resulting in a spill of I-131 onto the fur of the animal. The spill was not noticed until the animal was being relocated from the injection table to the isolation cage. This resulted in contamination of the technician's skin, clothing, and shoes, and the floor of the injection room. The technician immediately decontaminated her skin, and placed the contaminated clothing into a plastic bag for decay. It was estimated by the licensee she received a skin dose of 1 millirem. The floor of the room was decontaminated and access to the room was restricted over the period of a week until decontamination was complete. All surrounding areas and personnel were monitored and no other contamination was discovered.

"The Department [Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection] plans to have a 'call for conference' with the licensee and issue violations regarding this event. More information will be provided as received."

Pennsylvania report: PA180004

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Agreement State Event Number: 53211
Rep Org: MISSISSIPPI DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: DELANE GEORGE AUTO PARTS
Region: 4
City: DE KALB State: MS
County:
License #: GL-426
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JAYSON MOAK
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 02/14/2018
Notification Time: 17:52 [ET]
Event Date: 01/01/2015
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/14/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG WERNER (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

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

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST PO-210 SOURCE

The following report was received via e-mail:

"The general licensee's president said he lost the static eliminator sometime in 2015. The general licensee's president said he used the device once and it did not work well. The general licensee also said the static eliminator must be lost and is probably in the dump somewhere."

Make/Model: NRD / P-2021
Serial: A2KD940
Source: Po-210, 10 mCi in April 1995

Mississippi Report: MS-180002

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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