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Agreement State Event Number: 54458
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: CHRIST MEDICAL CENTER
Region: 1
City: CRYSTAL RIVER   State: FL
County:
License #: 4377-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MATTHEW SENISON
HQ OPS Officer: BRIAN P. SMITH
Notification Date: 12/30/2019
Notification Time: 17:26 [ET]
Event Date: 12/30/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/30/2019
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JOSEPH DEBOER (R1DO)
LAURA PEARSON (ILTAB)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Category 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - UNACCOUNTED MATERIAL

The following is a summary received from the Florida Bureau of Radiation Control via email:

The now closed Christ Medical Center facility is involved in bankruptcy and other litigation. The Florida Bureau of Radiation Control could not remove the radioactive material from the facility until assets were settled. The facility is now in contract for purchase. The real estate agent stated that he would open the facility for the Florida Bureau of Radiation inspector to review and determine if the five devices containing radiological material are still present. The Florida Bureau of Radiation inspector will inspect the facility and take custody of the sources.

Florida Incident Number: FL19-155

THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "CATEGORY 3" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Category 3 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 some hours. It could possibly - although it is unlikely - be fatal to be close to this amount of unshielded radioactive material for a period of days to weeks. These sources are typically used in practices such as fixed industrial gauges involving high activity sources (for example: level gauges, dredger gauges, conveyor gauges and spinning pipe gauges) and well logging. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf


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