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Event Notification Report for October 29, 2019

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54342

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Agreement State Event Number: 54342
Rep Org: ARIZONA DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: MEDI-PHYSICS, INCORPORATED
Region: 4
City: PHOENIX   State: AZ
County:
License #: 7-346
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: BRIAN D. GORETZKI
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 10/21/2019
Notification Time: 18:58 [ET]
Event Date: 10/21/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [MST]
Last Update Date: 10/21/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
CALE YOUNG (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
- CNSNS (MEXICO) (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST SHIPMENT OF MO-99 GENERATORS

The following was received from the Arizona Department of Health Services (the Department) via email:

"The Department received notification on October 21, 2019, that a licensee's shipment of radioactive material, sent July 9, 2019, with an expected delivery date of July 18, 2019, has not been received by the intended Consignee/Receiver, and is currently unaccounted for. The shipment contained five (5) Mo-99 generators, totaling approximately 192 milliCuries (7.1 GBq). The Department has requested additional information and continues to investigate the event."

Arizona incident 19-025

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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