|AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST PACKAGE IN TRANSIT
The following is taken from the Massachusetts Radiation Control Report abstract:
"PerkinElmer reported on May 20, 2020, that one UN2910 package, Transport Index 0.0, shipped from the licensee's Billerica, Massachusetts facility via a common carrier, containing 5.73 mCi I-125, was reported missing by the carrier on May 20, 2020. The last known location of the package was at the Atlanta, Georgia, airport on May 15, 2020 (when the carrier reported to the licensee that the package was still being held in place awaiting transfer). The package, measuring 10x6x6 inches and weighing approximately 2 kg, was one of a 22-package shipment destined for a customer in the Netherlands. The package was left behind in Atlanta on May 6, 2020, due to external package damage and the other twenty-one packages continued to the customer. There was no reported external package radioactive contamination or loss of radioactive material. The licensee continues to work with the carrier to locate package. No significant public health and safety concern exists based on the package radiation measured at background levels.
"This situation is an immediately reportable event per regulation. The Agency (Massachusetts Radiation Control Program) currently considers this docket to still be OPEN."
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