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Event Notification Report for April 03, 2020

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Event Reports For
4/2/2020 - 4/3/2020

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54608 54609 54610 54613 54615 54616 54617 54618 54619 54620

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Agreement State Event Number: 54608
Rep Org: PA DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Licensee: ISOLITE CORPORATION
Region: 1
City: BERWYN   State: PA
County:
License #: PA-1371A
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: JOHN CHIPPO
HQ OPS Officer: KERBY SCALES
Notification Date: 03/25/2020
Notification Time: 11:58 [ET]
Event Date: 03/13/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/25/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER CAHILL (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The following was received from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania via email:

"The [Pennsylvania] Department [of Environmental Protection] received notification from a licensee on March 23, 2020 of the loss or theft of four tritium exit signs during shipment from the manufacturer/distributor in Canada to distributer/installer in [Winter Haven,] Florida. The tritium exit signs are model number 880-20-1-BK-BA-MB, 12.57 Curies each for a total of 50.28 Curies. The serial numbers are: H135434, H135435, H135436, H135437. The shipper believes the package was delivered on December 5, 2019, but the Florida installer didn't determine the material to be lost until March 13, 2020. An investigation with [the common carrier] has already begun to find the package. The [Department] will update this event as soon as more information is provided.

"The Department will perform a reactive inspection as soon as possible."

PA Event Report ID No: PA200006

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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Agreement State Event Number: 54609
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: ABRA AUTO BODY & GLASS
Region: 4
City: LITTLETON   State: CO
County:
License #: GL001409
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: KERBY SCALES
Notification Date: 03/25/2020
Notification Time: 12:22 [ET]
Event Date: 12/30/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 03/25/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY KELLAR (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST STATIC ELIMINATOR

The following was received from the state of Colorado via email.

"One polonium-210 static eliminator, containing 0.01 Ci, was determined lost. [The] current owner believes [the] static eliminator belonged to [the] previous owner.

"Initial date reported: 12/30/18

"Final Decision Material Lost Date: 12/30/18"

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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Agreement State Event Number: 54610
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: TOWN OF MEAD
Region: 4
City: MEAD   State: CO
County:
License #: GL001806
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: KERBY SCALES
Notification Date: 03/25/2020
Notification Time: 15:00 [ET]
Event Date: 02/13/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 03/25/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY KELLAR (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGN

The following was received from the state of Colorado via email.

"One tritium exit sign, containing 11.50 Ci, was determined lost. [The] tenant claims the exit sign was never delivered or installed.

"Initial date reported: 2/13/20

"Final Decision Material Lost Date: 2/13/20"

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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Non-Agreement State Event Number: 54613
Rep Org: ALT & WITZIG ENGINEERING
Licensee: ALT & WITZIG ENGINEERING
Region: 3
City: INDIANAPOLIS   State: IN
County:
License #: 13-18685-02
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MARK HERBER
HQ OPS Officer: BRIAN LIN
Notification Date: 03/26/2020
Notification Time: 10:00 [ET]
Event Date: 03/26/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/26/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
20.2201(a)(1)(ii) - LOST/STOLEN LNM>10X
Person (Organization):
JOHN HANNA (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

LOST AND FOUND DENSITY GAUGE

On 3/26/2020, at 0730 CDT, a CPN density gauge (Model CPN Corp MC1-DR, S/N 60103007; 10 milliCuries of Cesium-137 and 50 mCi of Americium-241 source) was reported stolen out of a technician's vehicle and was recovered. The licensee notified the Indianapolis Police Department and the density gauge was recovered when a bystander found the case abandoned on the street. The licensee inspected and surveyed the properly secured density gauge and observed no damage or leakage. The licensee states there was no radiological impact to the public.

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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Agreement State Event Number: 54615
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Region: 4
City: PUEBLO   State: CO
County:
License #: GL002131
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: BRIAN LIN
Notification Date: 03/26/2020
Notification Time: 10:13 [ET]
Event Date: 06/29/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 03/26/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY KELLAR (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The following was received from the state of Colorado via email:

"Two tritium exit signs, containing 11.4 Curies each was determined lost.

"Initial Date Reported: 6/29/18

"Final Decision Material Lost Date: 6/29/18"


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_we

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Agreement State Event Number: 54616
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: BOULDER RURAL FIRE DEPT.
Region: 4
City: BOULDER   State: CO
County:
License #: GL002110
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 03/26/2020
Notification Time: 10:46 [ET]
Event Date: 06/25/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 03/26/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY KELLAR (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGN

The following was received from the state of Colorado via email:

"A tritium exit sign, containing 7.09 Ci, was knocked off wall at the Boulder Rural Fire Dept. and assumed to have been discarded in the dumpster."

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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Agreement State Event Number: 54617
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: BOONDOCKS FUN CENTER
Region: 4
City: NORTHGLEN   State: CO
County:
License #: GL002174
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: BETHANY CECERE
Notification Date: 03/26/2020
Notification Time: 12:02 [ET]
Event Date: 07/01/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 03/26/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY KELLAR (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGN

The following was received from the state of Colorado via email:

"One tritium exit sign, containing 6.2 Curies, was determined lost after it was removed during renovation.

"Initial Date Reported: 7/1/19

"Final Decision Material Lost Date: 7/1/19"

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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Agreement State Event Number: 54618
Rep Org: FLORIDA BUREAU OF RADIATION CONTROL
Licensee: GHD SERVICES, INC.
Region: 1
City: TAMPA   State: FL
County:
License #: 4498-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: MATTHEW SENISON
HQ OPS Officer: CATY NOLAN
Notification Date: 03/26/2020
Notification Time: 14:25 [ET]
Event Date: 03/26/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 03/26/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
CHRISTOPHER CAHILL (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED MOISTURE DENISTY GAUGE CASE

The following was received via email:

"[The licensee] notified the [Florida Bureau of Radiation Control] BRC that a Soil Moisture Density Gauge was 'bumped over' at a construction site in [Clearwater, FL] by a machine while in use during a standard count. [The licensee] claims there was no damage to the sources, only damage to the case. The area has been cordoned off, no information on site exclusion prior to the impact has been reported. The [Radiation Safety Officer] RSO has not returned phone calls at this time. The [Florida State Watch Office] FL SWO and [Department of Environmental Protection] DEP have contacted the BRC about this incident. An inspector from [the Florida western office] is requested at this time."

Florida Incident Report Number: FL20-045

* * * UPDATE ON 03/26/2020 AT 1533 EDT FROM MARK SEIDENSTICKER TO CATY NOLAN * * *

The following was received via phone call:

The gauge was bumped and dragged approximately 10 feet at the construction site during a calibration. The source was retracted. There was no release or visible damage.

Notified R4DO (Kellar) and NMSS Events (via email).

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Agreement State Event Number: 54619
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: CHERRY HILLS CONDO CORPORATION III
Region: 4
City: DENVER   State: CO
County:
License #: GL002177
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: CATY NOLAN
Notification Date: 03/26/2020
Notification Time: 15:29 [ET]
Event Date: 05/09/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 03/26/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY KELLAR (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
LAURA PEARSON (ILTAB)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The following was received from the state of Colorado via email:

"Two tritium exit signs, containing 6.0 Curies each, was determined lost after a change in management.

"Initial Date Reported: 12/18/17

"Final Decision Material Lost Date: 5/9/18"

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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Agreement State Event Number: 54620
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: FIVE RIVERS CATTLE FEEDING
Region: 4
City: LASALLE   State: CO
County:
License #: GL002226
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: CATY NOLAN
Notification Date: 03/26/2020
Notification Time: 17:08 [ET]
Event Date: 02/02/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 03/26/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
RAY KELLAR (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
LAURA PEARSON (ILTAB)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The following was received from the state of Colorado via email:

"Two tritium exit signs, containing 6.2 Curies each, was determined lost during annual inventory.

"Initial Date Reported: 12/16/17

"Final Decision Material Lost Date: 2/2/18"

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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