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Event Notification Report for August 08, 2019

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54186 54189

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Agreement State Event Number: 54186
Rep Org: VIRGINIA RAD MATERIALS PROGRAM
Licensee: BRANSCOME, INC DBA BRANSCOME RICHMOND
Region: 1
City: RICHMOND   State: VA
County:
License #: 760-352-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MICHAEL FULLER
HQ OPS Officer: ANDREW WAUGH
Notification Date: 07/30/2019
Notification Time: 13:24 [ET]
Event Date: 07/29/2019
Event Time: 21:25 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 07/30/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
FRED BOWER (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED GAUGE

The following is a synopsis of information received from the Commonwealth of Virginia via email:

On July 29, 2019, at approximately 2315 EDT, the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Radiological Health (Rad Health) was notified of a traffic accident involving a Troxler Gauge - model 4640B, Serial Number 2739, containing an 8 mCi Cs-137 source, source serial number 77-6508. At approximately 2125 EDT, a motorist entered a closed traffic lane and struck the gauge. Surveys by the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) indicated that the source was likely not breached. The Rad Health Duty Officer advised the RSO that the gauge was safe to transport to the licensee's secured storage location.

On July 30, 2019, Rad Health's Radioactive Materials (Rad Materials) staff visited the licensee's facility and performed contamination surveys of the gauge and the Type A package. No contamination was detected on any of the swipe samples collected. The licensee and the Rad Materials staff contacted the Troxler service department to discuss next steps. The Troxler service representative explained that they could use the swipe samples to perform a leak test. The RSO was advised that once the source is confirmed not to be leaking by Troxler, the licensee may transport the damaged gauge for repair or replacement. The RSO was advised by Rad Material staff that the Type A package label will need to be changed to correct the transport index (TI) value from 0.2 to 0.5, and the shipping papers would also need to be changed to show the new TI.

Virginia Event Report ID: VA 19-005

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Agreement State Event Number: 54189
Rep Org: ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MGMT. AGENCY
Licensee: DMS HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Region: 3
City: TINLEY PARK   State: IL
County:
License #: IL-02372-02
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GARY FORSEE
HQ OPS Officer: KERBY SCALES
Notification Date: 07/31/2019
Notification Time: 15:20 [ET]
Event Date: 07/29/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/31/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RHEX EDWARDS (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

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AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENT

The following is a synopsis of information received from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency via email:

On July 29, 2019, there was a vehicle accident while transporting medical radioactive materials near Tinley Park, IL. There was no release of material nor contaminated individuals. Details are pending from the licensee. This is a reportable incident under 32 Ill. Adm. Code 341.10(b)(5) as detailed in 49 CFR Part 171.15.

Initial reports indicate at least one diagnostic radiopharmaceutical unit dose and a Co-57 sheet source were in transit at the time of the accident. Leak tests are pending, but initial surveys and an assessment of the radiopharmaceuticals indicates no escape of licensed material outside of the ammo can in which they were being transported. Serial number and leak test results of the sheet source as well as a description of the RAM in transit are pending. Licensee staff have reportedly taken possession of the licensed material and conducted surveys to ensure public safety.

Illinois Event Report ID: IL190024


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