Event Notification Report for February 18, 2021

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

EVENT REPORTS FOR
02/17/2021 - 02/18/2021

EVENT NUMBERS
55080 55100 55101
!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED !!!!!
Non-Agreement State
Event Number: 55080
Rep Org: Curium USPET LLC
Licensee: Curium USPET LLC
Region: 3
City: Noblesville   State: IN
County:
License #: 13-35179-02
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Matthew Trusner
HQ OPS Officer: Thomas Herrity
Notification Date: 01/22/2021
Notification Time: 16:43 [ET]
Event Date: 01/21/2021
Event Time: 19:07 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/17/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
30.50(b)(1) - Unplanned Contamination
Person (Organization):
HIRONORI PETERSON (R3DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 2/18/2021

EN Revision Text: LOW LEVEL CONTAMINATION OF FUTURE PRODUCTION AREA

The following is a synopsis of a phone report received from Curium USPET LLC.:

At 1907 EST on January 21, 2021, the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) at the Curium USPET LLC facility in Noblesville, IN was notified that one hand/foot monitor was alarming. Upon investigation it was determined to be a valid alarm. The area was surveyed and revealed two small areas of Strontium-82 contamination, apparently transferred from shoe cover booties. The total contamination was 640 microCuries, all within the Future Production Area (10,450 sq. ft. area). Decontamination of the area was initiated and completed at 1630 EST on January 22, 2021. The three decontamination workers each received 0.4 mREM dose during the clean-up process. No contamination escaped the Future Production Area room. Source/cause of the contamination is being investigated.

* * * RETRACTION ON FEBRUARY 17, 2021 AT 11:44 FROM CURIUM USPET LLC TO THOM HERRITY * * *

The following retraction was received via phone from Curium USPET LLC.:

After a more detailed review, the licensee and the NRC Region determined the event does not meet the requirements for a 24 hour report.

Notified R3DO (Felz-Adorno) and NMSS Events Notification via email.


Agreement State
Event Number: 55100
Rep Org: TENNESSEE DIV OF RAD HEALTH
Licensee: Service King Collision Repair
Region: 1
City: Antioch & Memphis   State: TN
County:
License #: GL-1201, GL-1202
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Andrew Holcomb
HQ OPS Officer: Lloyd Desotell
Notification Date: 02/09/2021
Notification Time: 14:13 [ET]
Event Date: 02/08/2021
Event Time: 00:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/09/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
GLENN DENTEL (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 RADIOLOGIC DEVICES

The following event summary was received via e-mail from the Tennessee Division of Radiological Health:

"During a recent inventory at two different locations of Service King Collision Repair Centers, two devices were found to be missing. One location in Memphis, TN, lost the device during a management transition and inventory not being secured (GL-1202). The Antioch location (GL-1201) has a record from the manufacturer of a delivery to the wrong location. Service King is stating they have no proof of delivery and no record of the unit. Original shipment date was 1/20/20. The two units were used as static eliminators. Updated information will be included in a follow-up report. The information for the devices is below:

"Manufacturer Model Serial# Isotope Activity
NRD, LLC P-2021 A2LW322 Po-210 10 mCi
NRD, LLC P-2021 A2LW325 Po-210 10 mCi"

State Event Report ID No.: TN-21-019

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


Agreement State
Event Number: 55101
Rep Org: NJ DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Licensee: Metaphysics/GE Healthcare
Region: 1
City: South Plainfield   State: NJ
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Jack Tway
HQ OPS Officer: Lloyd Desotell
Notification Date: 02/10/2021
Notification Time: 17:27 [ET]
Event Date: 02/09/2021
Event Time: 12:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/17/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
DIMITRIADIS, ANTHONY (R1)
ILTAB, (EMAIL)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION, (EMAIL)
CNSC (CANADA), - (EMAIL)
Event Text
EN Revision Imported Date: 2/18/2021

EN Revision Text: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST GENERATOR

The following is a summary of an email received from the state of New Jersey:

A Cardiogen-A2 generator went missing during common carrier transit from Albany, NY to South Plainfield, NJ. When the package arrived, there was only the container and no generator. The generator lot number is 09101-210331. The generator contains strontium-82 and strontium-85. The concentration of Sr-82 was 100 milliCuries and concentration of Sr-85 was 56.9 milliCuries as of 02/01/21.

The missing components include:
Security seal
Styrofoam Lid
Generator
Lower & upper lead shield

New Jersey Incident ID: 781497

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

* * * UPDATE ON FEBRUARY 17, 2021 AT 1453 EST FROM JACK TWAY TO BRIAN P. SMITH * * *

The following update was received from the state of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP):

"Please note there has been an update to Event Notification number 55101. The missing generator has been found. NJ DEP is continuing its investigation of this event and will update NMED as new information is available."

Notified R1DO (DENTEL); ILTAB; NMSS EVENTS NOTIFICATION; CNSC (CANADA)

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