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Event Notification Report for October 14, 2020

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54933

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Agreement State Event Number: 54933
Rep Org: MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: Seagate
Region: 3
City: Bloomington   State: MN
County:
License #: General License
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Tyler Kruse
HQ OPS Officer: Jeffrey Whited
Notification Date: 10/06/2020
Notification Time: 15:30 [ET]
Event Date: 10/05/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 10/06/2020
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
ROBERT ORLIKOWSKI (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB (EMAIL)
- CNSC (CANADA) (EMAIL)
This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - REPORT OF LOST STATIC ELIMINATOR

The following is a summary of an email from the state of Minnesota:

During a lab reorganization, the licensee determined that a static eliminator (Po-210; 6 mCi; Model NRD P-2063; S/N A2LU743) was lost. The licensee presumes it was mistakenly disposed of as electronic waste and sent to a recycling facility some time in August of 2020.

The licensee is examining their program to identify process improvements that would prevent future loss of material. The licensee has notified the recycling facility.

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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