|Entered date||Site||Region||Reactor type||Event description|
|ENS 54209||8 August 2019 11:11:00||Ohio State University||NRC Region 3||The following was report was received from the Ohio Department of Health via email: The licensee discovered a leaking Eckert & Ziegler Cs-137 vial source. The leak test result, performed on August 6, 2019, identified 0.016 microCuries of removable activity. Notification to the Ohio Department of Health was made on August 8, 2019. The licensee will dispose of the source through a licensed waste broker. Device model number: RV-137-250U Serial number: 171069 Ohio item number: OH190014|
|ENS 45864||21 April 2010 12:00:00||Ohio State University||NRC Region 3|
Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Bureau of Radiation Protection (BPR) was notified of a possible overexposures to a member of the general public which occurred on 4/20/10 at the Ohio State University located in Columbus, Ohio. A patient received a temporary implant of Cs-137 and Ir-192 seeds on April 16- A preliminary and conservative worst case dose estimate for the visitor is 6 Rad (6 cGy) whole body exposure, based on a 16-hour stay time (8 hours each night for two nights). ODH BRP will continue to collect information of this event and conduct an investigation. The licensee has initiated an internal investigation. Ohio Report OH100005
After investigation by the licensee and ODH the revised calculations indicate a dose estimate to the visitor to be 1.25 Rem. The licensee has instituted major procedural changes and conducted training for medical staff involved with brachytherapy treatments.