Event Notification Report for September 26, 2022

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

EVENT REPORTS FOR
09/23/2022 - 09/26/2022

EVENT NUMBERS
56110 56111
Agreement State
Event Number: 56110
Rep Org: Kansas Dept of Health & Environment
Licensee: KC Testing And Engineering, LLC
Region: 4
City: Kansas City   State: KS
County:
License #: 22-C250-01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Kimberly Steves
HQ OPS Officer: Karen Cotton-Gross
Notification Date: 09/16/2022
Notification Time: 16:42 [ET]
Event Date: 09/16/2022
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/16/2022
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
Drake, James (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
ILTAB, (EMAIL)
Event Text
AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN GAUGE

The following information was provided by the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) via email:

"On 9/16/2022 (morning), a technician with Kansas City Testing and Engineering, LLC, discovered his work truck had been broken into overnight near his home. The truck had been parked across the street from the technician's apartment. The rear passenger window was completely shattered and the Troxler moisture density gauge was missing along with a few hundred dollars of personal property and an estimated one thousand dollars of work equipment. The technician immediately called the RSO [Radiation Safety Officer] of Kansas City Testing and Engineering. Then, the technician filed a police report with local law enforcement. The RSO reported that he had called the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to report the incident, but that the NRC had instructed him to report it to KDHE [beforehand]. The RSO also stated he reported the incident to Troxler. Stolen equipment was a Troxler 3440P (Serial Number 77305). According to the license, the sources are an 8 mCi Cs-137 and a 40 mCi Am-241/Be.

"At 1030 CDT on 9/16/2022, the inspector met in person with the technician at a job site. The inspector was informed that the gauge had been locked in the backseat of the truck cab and secured with a chain and a padlock through a metal anchor bracket. The metal anchor bracket had been cut. The gauge, chain, and padlock were all removed from the truck.

"This incident occurred in Missouri and the licensee also holds an NRC radioactive materials license."

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: 56111
Rep Org: Alabama Radiation Control
Licensee: Huntsville Hospital
Region: 1
City: Huntsville   State: AL
County:
License #: RML 274
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: Cason Coan
HQ OPS Officer: Bill Gott
Notification Date: 09/16/2022
Notification Time: 16:53 [ET]
Event Date: 09/16/2022
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/16/2022
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
Agreement State
Person (Organization):
Young, Matt (R1DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)
Clark, Theresa (NMSS)
Event Text
AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MEDICAL MISADMINISTRATION-DIAGNOSTIC

The following information was provided by Alabama Radiation Control via email:

"The licensee reported that a patient was scheduled on 9/16/2022 for a 1-day protocol. The patient was scheduled to receive 36 millicuries of Tc-99m labeled sestamibi/Cardiolite. The patient mistakenly received 36 millicuries of Tc-99m sodium pertechnetate. This matter does appear to meet Alabama's criteria for a misadministration with approximately 1731.6 mrem WB EDE [whole body effective dose equivalent], the highest organ/tissue does appears to be to the wall of the upper large intestine at 7592.4 mrem.

"Alabama Radiation Control will provide more information as the investigation continues."

Alabama Incident No.: 22-17

A Medical Event may indicate potential problems in a medical facility's use of radioactive materials. It does not necessarily result in harm to the patient.

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