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Event Notification Report for November 07, 2018

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11/6/2018 - 11/7/2018

** EVENT NUMBERS **


53701 53704 53705

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Agreement State Event Number: 53701
Rep Org: MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM
Licensee: S.W. COLE ENGINEERING
Region: 1
City: TAUNTON   State: MA
County:
License #: 48-0689
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: TONY CARPENITO
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 10/29/2018
Notification Time: 10:48 [ET]
Event Date: 10/28/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 11/01/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DAN SCHROEDER (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

The following was received via email from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts:

"Massachusetts Radiation Control Program was notified this morning by S.W. Cole Engineering (MA Radioactive Materials License 48-0689) of Taunton, MA, that InstroTek Model 3500 Xplorer Series portable moisture density gauge, containing 11 mCi Cs-137 and 44 mCi Am-241, was stolen yesterday (Sunday, 28 October 2018) from a temporary job site in Fall River, MA.

"Local Police, State Police and FBI have been notified."

* * * UPDATE FROM JACK PRIEST TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 2248 EDT ON 11/1/18 * * *

Notified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that at 2130 EDT on 11/1/18, the Commonwealth was notified by the FBI that the subject gauge was recovered during the course of a criminal investigation. The gauge is currently in the possession of the Swansea, MA Police Department. The Commonwealth will coordinate with the licensee to take possession of the gauge on 11/2/18.

The gauge appears to be undamaged and there is no evidence of tampering. The licensee will be conducting a leak check and inspection of the gauge once they regain possession.

Notified R1DO (Schroeder), ILTAB (Davis), and NMSS Events Notification (email).

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: 53704
Rep Org: NV DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: ROUND MOUNTAIN GOLD CORPORATION
Region: 4
City: ROUND MOUNTAIN   State: NV
County:
License #: 13-11-0097-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: FAYNE MARTINI
HQ OPS Officer: ANDREW WAUGH
Notification Date: 10/29/2018
Notification Time: 18:53 [ET]
Event Date: 10/29/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 10/29/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
CALE YOUNG (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED GAUGE

The following information was excerpted from an email received from the State of Nevada:

On October 29, 2018 Round Mountain Gold Corporation reported a high wall failure that led to the collapse of an entire section of a mine. No one was hurt in the incident. The wall was being monitored for failure and the Mine Safety and Health Administration was at the mine two weeks ago. A Cs-137 fixed gauge of approximately 26.7 mCi was damaged in the incident. The gauge is in the unshielded position and cannot be recovered at this time due to industrial safety concerns.

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!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Non-Agreement State Event Number: 53705
Rep Org: SSM HEALTH ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL
Licensee: SSM HEALTH ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL
Region: 3
City: JEFFERSON CITY   State: MO
County:
License #: 24-17477-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JEANINE TREADWAY
HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO
Notification Date: 10/30/2018
Notification Time: 16:33 [ET]
Event Date: 10/30/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/31/2018
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
KARLA STOEDTER (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

MISSING LICENSED MATERIAL

Replacement camera sources were properly delivered by the common carrier to St. Mary's Hospital located in Jefferson City, Missouri. The sources were received by the Biomed Hospital Imaging Specialist and placed in the biomed office. Currently, the package containing the sources is missing. The licensee investigation continues. Sources are two Gd-153 (10 mCi each) and two Co-57 (0.5 microCi each).

* * * RETRACTION ON 10/31/2018 AT 1425 EDT FROM KEN WOHLT TO ANDREW WAUGH * * *

This event is being retracted. The sources were discovered to be delivered to SSM Hospital's biomed office instead of nuclear medicine. The sources were secured and in control of the SSM Hospital at all times. There were no exposures to personnel.

The licensee notified NRC Region 3 (Warren).

Notified R3DO (Stoedter) and NMSS Events Notification and ILTAB via email.

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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