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Event Notification Report for September 27, 2019

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54285

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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 54285
Rep Org: ACUREN INSPECTION INC
Licensee: ACUREN INSPECTION INC
Region: 3
City: DULUTH   State: MN
County:
License #: 22-27593-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JEREMY SCHREINER
HQ OPS Officer: THOMAS KENDZIA
Notification Date: 09/18/2019
Notification Time: 15:40 [ET]
Event Date: 09/18/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/20/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(i) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>1000X
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (R4DO)
LEAH SMITH (ILTAB)
JEFFERY GRANT (IRD)
PATRICIA MILLIGAN (INES)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Category 2" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA LOST DURING SHIPPING

"On 9/11/2019 [Acuren Inspection in Billings Montana] shipped a camera to QSA Global for disposal, the exposure device serial number is D3869 source serial number 83052G.

"Acuren has not received the receiving report from QSA. The (RSO) contacted the common carrier on Monday September 16, 2019, the common carrier initiated a search for the missing package and have not been able to find it. The last place it was scanned in was at the common carrier's facility in Memphis TN, on 9/12/2019 at 12:41AM."

The source is a 30 Curie iridium 192 source.

The licensee notified Region IV Materials (Erickson).

Notified DHS SWO, DOE Ops Center, FEMA Ops Center, DHS NICC, USDA Ops Center, EPA EOC, FDA EOC, FEMA NWC, DHS Nuclear SSA, FEMA NRCC SASC, DNDO-JAC.

* * * UPDATE ON 09/20/19 AT 1045 EDT FROM JEREMY SCHREINER TO OSSY FONT VIA PHONE * * *

The licensee notified the NRC that the common carrier located the package in Memphis, TN. The Shippers Declaration papers were ripped off. The common carrier states that the package will be delivered to Baton Rouge, LA today, 09/20/19.

Notified R4DO (Taylor), IR MOC (Grant), DHS SWO, DOE Ops Center, FEMA Ops Center, DHS NICC, USDA Ops Center, EPA EOC, FDA EOC, FEMA NWC, DHS Nuclear SSA, FEMA NRCC SASC, DNDO-JAC, and ILTAB, NMSS (Williams), NMSS Events, INES (via email), CNSC(Canada via email).

THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "CATEGORY 2" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Category 2 sources, if not safely managed or securely protected, could cause permanent injury to a person who handled them, or were otherwise in contact with them, for a short time (minutes to hours). It could possibly be fatal to be close to this amount of unshielded radioactive material for a period of hours to days. These sources are typically used in practices such as industrial gamma radiography, high dose rate brachytherapy and medium dose rate brachytherapy. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf


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