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Event Notification Report for July 09, 2019

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7/8/2019 - 7/9/2019

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54138 54139 54152

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Agreement State Event Number: 54138
Rep Org: MISSISSIPPI DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: BHATE GEOSCIENCES CORPORATION
Region: 4
City: D'IBERVILLE   State: MS
County:
License #: MS-1018-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROBERT SIMS
HQ OPS Officer: RICHARD SMITH
Notification Date: 06/28/2019
Notification Time: 16:48 [ET]
Event Date: 06/26/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/28/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JEREMY GROOM (R4DO)
LEAH SMITH (ILTAB)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN TROXLER GAUGE

The following is a synopsis of an email from the state of Mississippi:

On June 28, 2019, the Mississippi Division of Radiological Health (DRH), Radioactive Material Branch, reported that a Troxler moisture density gauge serial number 29421, was stolen on June 26 or 27, 2019, from a person's residence in Moss Point, Mississippi. The gauge was stolen from the back of the company pickup truck; the padlocks on the chains were cut and the gauge was removed from the storage box. The company Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) contacted the Moss Point Police Department. The RSO contacted the state of Mississippi Health Physicist (HP) and the state HP contacted the Department of Homeland Security.

The Troxler gauge contained a 9 mCi Cs-137 and a 44 mCi Am/Be-241 sources.

Mississippi Report Number: MS-190003

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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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 54139
Rep Org: TRI STATE MATERIALS TESTING LAB
Licensee: TRI STATE MATERIALS TESTING LAB, LLC
Region: 1
City: BERLIN   State: CT
County:
License #: 06-31462-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: HABIB CHAUDHARRY
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF HERRERA
Notification Date: 07/01/2019
Notification Time: 05:55 [ET]
Event Date: 06/30/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/01/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
DONNA JANDA (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

STOLEN TROXLER NUCLEAR DENSITY GAUGE

At approximately 1400 EDT, on 6/30/19, a company technician discovered that his personal vehicle was stolen from his residence driveway in Tolland, CT. The vehicle contained a Troxler density gauge locked in the trunk of the vehicle. The technician contacted the Connecticut State Police and reported the stolen vehicle and the stolen density gauge. The state police are still investigating the issue.

The nuclear density gauge is a Troxler model 3440, serial number 69523, containing 10 mCi of Cs-137 and 40 mCi of Am-241.

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: 54152
Facility: ARKANSAS NUCLEAR
Region: 4     State: AR
Unit: [1] [2] []
RX Type: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] CE
NRC Notified By: DONNA BOYD
HQ OPS Officer: JEFFREY WHITED
Notification Date: 07/08/2019
Notification Time: 18:40 [ET]
Event Date: 07/08/2019
Event Time: 09:35 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/08/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
RYAN ALEXANDER (R4DO)
FFD GROUP (EMAIL)
Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
2 N N 0 Cold Shutdown 0 Cold Shutdown

Event Text

FITNESS FOR DUTY - NON-LICENSED CONTRACT SUPERVISOR FAILED RANDOM SCREENING

A non-licensed contract supervisor had a confirmed positive for a controlled substance during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated.

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.


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