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Event Notification Report for October 17, 2018

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53654 53655 53668

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Agreement State Event Number: 53654
Rep Org: VIRGINIA RAD MATERIALS PROGRAM
Licensee: BEST MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL
Region: 1
City: SPRINGFIELD   State: VA
County:
License #: 059-018-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ASFAW FENTA
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 10/09/2018
Notification Time: 12:20 [ET]
Event Date: 10/08/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/09/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GLENN DENTEL (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - I-125 SEEDS LOST IN TRANSIT

The following was received via email from the State of Virginia:

"On Monday, October 9, 2018, the Virginia Radioactive Materials Program (RMP) received a phone call from the licensee (Best Medical International) that a radioactive material package, Type A Package, containing 4.9 GBq (132.4 mCi) of I-125 seeds was lost in transit. The package was intended to be shipped to Centre d oncologies Dr. Leon-Richard, Moncton, Canada. [The Common Carrier] picked up the package on September 28, 2018 at the licensee's facility in Springfield, Virginia. The licensee tracked the shipment until it passed the [Common Carrier's] facility located in Alexandria, Virginia. After that, the licensee was unable to track the package.

"On October 8, 2018, the licensee called the recipient to check if the package was delivered and found that the package was not delivered. The licensee contacted [the Common Carrier] immediately to get the whereabouts of the package. [The Common Carrier] searched for the package and was unable to locate the package after it left the Alexandria [Common Carrier] facility until this report was prepared (10/09/2018).

"The licensee determined the package is lost but they stated that the search will continue with [the Common Carrier] to locate the package. This report will be updated when RMP receives the 30 day written report."

Incident Report No: VA-18-005

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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Agreement State Event Number: 53655
Rep Org: WA OFFICE OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: WOOD ENVIRONMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS, INC
Region: 4
City: KIRKLAND   State: WA
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MORGAN BULLOCK
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 10/09/2018
Notification Time: 14:51 [ET]
Event Date: 10/07/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 10/09/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
HEATHER GEPFORD (R4DO)
GRETCHEN RIVERA-CAPELLA (NMSS DAY)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
- CNSC (CANADA) (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN PORTABLE X-RAY FLUORESCENCE DEVICE

The following was received via email from Washington State:

"Over the weekend of October 6-7 2018, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, INC at 420 Lake Washington Blvd. NE, STE 200, in Kirkland, Washington 98033, was broken into and a portable XRF [x-ray fluorescence] device was stolen. Police report with case number 18-37870 was filed with the Kirkland police department.

"'The lock to the main door of the storage unit was cut, and the lock to the large steel nuclear gauge/XRF device storage cabinet, located inside the storage unit, was cut. [The licensee] verified all four (4) nuclear gauges [they] have in [their] inventory are accounted for and in [their] possession. The steel cable running through the nuclear gauge cases and locked to the steel cabinet was not cut. However, the portable XRF device (information below) stored on the upper shelf of the steel cabinet was stolen, and has been recorded as stolen by the Kirkland Police Department.'

"The stolen XRF device:
-Manufacturer: Niton - Thermo Fisher Scientific
-Model: XLp-306A
-Serial Number: 24923
-Source: Cd109 - 40 mCi (resourced 02/2018 - current approx. 27 mCi)
-Transport/carrying case was locked."

Incident Report No: WA 18-025

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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Power Reactor Event Number: 53668
Facility: COOPER
Region: 4     State: NE
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] GE-4
NRC Notified By: JERRY BEBB
HQ OPS Officer: THOMAS KENDZIA
Notification Date: 10/16/2018
Notification Time: 00:21 [ET]
Event Date: 10/15/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/16/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (R4DO)
FFD GROUP (EMAIL)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Refueling 0 Refueling

Event Text

FITNESS-FOR-DUTY TEST POSITIVE FOR LICENSED EMPLOYEE

"In accordance with 10 CFR 26.719(b)(2)(ii), this notification reports a licensed Reactor Operator tested positive for alcohol during a random fitness for duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been suspended.

"The NRC Senior Resident Inspector has been notified."


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