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Event Notification Report for April 16, 2020

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Event Reports For
4/15/2020 - 4/16/2020

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54644 54645 54646 54647 54648 54649

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Agreement State Event Number: 54644
Rep Org: GEORGIA RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PGM
Licensee: GEORGIA PACIFIC
Region: 1
City: CEDAR SPRINGS   State: GA
County:
License #: GA 269-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: IRENE BENNETT
HQ OPS Officer: JEFFREY WHITED
Notification Date: 04/07/2020
Notification Time: 12:39 [ET]
Event Date: 06/09/2017
Event Time: 00:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/07/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JON LILLIENDAHL (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STUCK SHUTTER

The following is a summary of information provided by the State of Georgia via E-mail:

Licensee personnel were performing three year wipe tests when one gauge was found to have a stuck shutter. The gauge contained a Cesium-137 source (Device: Model D14400S, S/N SE4029, Source; 250 milliCuries; S/N SNC250066). The gauge was not in service at the time of the wipe test. The licensee is planning on selling the gauge and having it removed from the premises. The company buying the gauge is aware of the stuck shutter and will fix the shutter before removing it from the licensee's premises.

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Agreement State Event Number: 54645
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: GRIFFIS RESIDENTIAL
Region: 4
City: DENVER   State: CO
County:
License #: GL002507
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: JEFFREY WHITED
Notification Date: 04/07/2020
Notification Time: 13:46 [ET]
Event Date: 09/12/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 04/07/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (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 summary was received from the State of Colorado via E-mail:

The licensee is unable to locate two tritium exit signs with an activity of 7.5 Ci each.

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: 54646
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: FOX ACRES COUNTRY CLUB
Region: 4
City: RED FEATHER LAKES   State: CO
County:
License #: GL000782
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: JEFFREY WHITED
Notification Date: 04/07/2020
Notification Time: 14:36 [ET]
Event Date: 05/16/2018
Event Time: 00:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 04/07/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (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 summary was received from the State of Colorado via E-mail:

The licensee is unable to locate a tritium exit sign with an activity of 9.21 Ci. The exit sign may have been removed during renovation.

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: 54647
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: GARDEN COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
Region: 4
City: COLORADO SPRINGS   State: CO
County:
License #: GL001607
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: JEFFREY WHITED
Notification Date: 04/07/2020
Notification Time: 17:55 [ET]
Event Date: 01/24/2019
Event Time: 00:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 04/07/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (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 summary was received from the State of Colorado via E-mail:

The licensee is unable to locate two tritium exit signs with an activity of 11.5 Ci each. The site is a rental property. After the occupants moved out the property owner could not account for the exit signs.

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: 54648
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: BETTER FOOD DEVELOPMENT
Region: 4
City: ENGLEWOOD   State: CO
County:
License #: GL002443
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KATHRYN MOTE
HQ OPS Officer: JEFFREY WHITED
Notification Date: 04/07/2020
Notification Time: 18:43 [ET]
Event Date: 12/31/2017
Event Time: 00:00 [MDT]
Last Update Date: 04/07/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG PICK (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 summary was received from the State of Colorado via E-mail:

The licensee is unable to locate two tritium exit signs with an activity of 10 Ci each. The exit signs were apparently sold, and there was no response from the new owner.

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: 54649
Rep Org: TILDEN MINING CO.
Licensee: TILDEN MINING CO.
Region: 3
City: ISHPEMING   State: MI
County:
License #: 21-26748-01
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: LARRY GRAY
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 04/08/2020
Notification Time: 11:25 [ET]
Event Date: 04/07/2020
Event Time: 14:09 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 04/08/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
30.50(b)(2) - SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL KUNOWSKI (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

STUCK SHUTTER

The following is a summary of the report received from the licensee:

On 4/7/2020 a trained technician was in the process of performing the bi-annual inventory/shutter checks when he reported that an Ohmart gauge (Model Number ED-6, Serial Number 65902, 100 mCi, Cs-137) located on 9B DTU (Deslime Thickener U/Flow) in the Deslime basement had a frozen shutter mechanism, rendering the shutter non-operable. The technician notified the Radiation Safety Officer who then instructed the technician to replace the gauge with the stuck shutter with a spare gauge. However, the replacement will not take place until the line it is on goes down for repair (estimated May 1, 2020). If the line goes down prior to this time, the licensee will replace the gauge at that time.

The licensee noted that they have had events similar to this in the past and have not had an exposure to any individuals. The licensee additionally noted that in the event of an emergency, the gauge will be removed, placed on a piece of lead and brought into storage.


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