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Event Notification Report for May 24, 2019

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Event Reports For
5/23/2019 - 5/24/2019

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54065 54067

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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 The source was retracted into the camera and locked by 1550 EDT.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 process were: RSO 28 mR, Radiography 23 mR, and Assistant Radiography3 mR.

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 54067
Rep Org: ALL WEST TESTING & ENGINEERING
Licensee: ALL WEST TESTING & ENGINEERING
Region: 4
City: HAYDEN   State: ID
County:
License #: 112763701
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: CHANCE WOLFORD
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF HERRERA
Notification Date: 05/16/2019
Notification Time: 10:29 [ET]
Event Date: 05/15/2019
Event Time: 10:30 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 05/16/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
30.50(b)(2) - SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Person (Organization):
DAVID PROULX (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

NUCLEAR DENSITY GAUGE DAMAGED BY VEHICLE

At 1030 MDT, on 5/15/2019, a Troxler gauge was damaged by a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed through a job site in Middleton, ID. The gauge was damaged and the source and rod disconnected from the gauge base. The on site technician contacted the radiation safety officer who arrived on-site to investigate the incident. The gauge area was quarantined, the area surveyed and the damaged equipment was placed into a container and shipped back to the office while it awaits leak testing prior to returning the gauge to the vendor. The area surveyed after the gauge was removed indicated that there was no surface contamination. The licensee filed a police report and documented the issue.

The gauge was a Troxler model 3444
Serial Number: 35061
Isotopes: Cs-137, 8 milliCuries; Am-241, 40 milliCuries

The licensee contacted the Region IV office (VonEhr).


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