|AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST LICENSED NUCLEAR MATERIAL
This is a summary of information received from the state of Nebraska via a phone call:
On November 12, 2019, the licensee packaged low level waste into 55-gallon barrels to be shipped to a disposal facility. On December 3, 2019, the disposal facility arrived to pick up the waste and discovered that one of the barrels was missing. The missing barrel contained 11 mCi of C-14. It is believed that the waste was improperly disposed of in another waste stream.
The investigation is ongoing at this time and the event is open with the state of Nebraska.
Nebraska incident number: NE190004
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