|AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN HYDROPROBE
The following was received from the California Radiologic Health Branch (RHB) via email:
"On 07/08/20, the licensee's ARSO [(Assistant Radiation Safety Officer)] contacted the RHB to report a stolen hydroprobe, CPN Model 503, S/N H330301362 containing 50 mCi of Am-241. The gauge belonged to Blue Ocean Organics, Inc. and was stolen on 07/03/20, out of a technician's truck parked overnight at a location in Visalia, CA. The ARSO stated that the hydroprobe was removed from the two chain lock in the back of the truck and placed in the cab of the truck overnight when it was stolen along with some other items. On 07/03/20, immediate notification was made to Tulare County Police Department (Deputy G. Canales A344, case # 20-055488). Licensee will be posting a reward for the safe return of the gauge.
"RHB will be following up with the investigation. The licensee will be cited for several items including failure to notify RHB per 10 CFR 20.2201(a)."
CA 5010 Number: 070820
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