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Event Notification Report for May 23, 2019

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Event Reports For
5/22/2019 - 5/23/2019

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54065 54077 54078 54079

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 54065
Rep Org: JAN XRAY SERVICES
Licensee: JAN XRAY SERVICES
Region: 3
City: PARMA   State: MI
County:
License #: 21-16560-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: WILLIAM REEVE
HQ OPS Officer: JOANNA BRIDGE
Notification Date: 05/15/2019
Notification Time: 11:11 [ET]
Event Date: 05/14/2019
Event Time: 13:24 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/15/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
30.50(b)(2) - SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Person (Organization):
ANN MARIE STONE (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

RADIOGRAPHY SOURCE STUCK IN EXPOSED POSITION

On May 14, 2019, at 1324 EDT the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) was contacted by the Operation Manager and informed that a source located at a site in Muskegon MI could not be returned to the shielded position by the normal means. The technicians verified the boundary to ensure no unplanned exposure. The RSO called the site technician and went through the source retrieval procedure. The source was a SPEC model 150 camera with 89 Ci Ir-192 source. The RSO went to the site and was able to determine the location of the source and put temporary shielding on it. The RSO determined the source tubing was crimped and was able to straighten the tube. The source was retracted into the camera and locked by 1550 EDT. The crimped tubing was replaced with new tubing. The device was tested satisfactorily.

There were no over exposures. The doses received during the radiography and retrieval pr