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Switzerland, 15 Jul 2014, INES: 3

Overexposure of a service technician repairing a biplane X-ray system

While repairing a biplane cardiovascular X-ray system in a hospital, a service technician accidentally activated the system’s floor pedal. Moving a mobile lead shield, he did not realize that the shield was jamming the pedal. He continued his work under unnoticed exposure for about 5 minutes until...
Reported by Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate - ENSI of Switzerland on 29 Jul 2014 Last update on 29 Jul 2014


France, 18 Apr 2014, INES: 2

Exposure of a worker during radiographic inspections

On 18th April 2014, ASN was informed by the DCNS of an incident which occurred during the night of 17th to 18th April 2014 during radiographic inspections on the Nantes – Indret à La Montagne site. A team, consisting of an operator from the OTECMI company’s Plabennec office and an operator from the...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 09 Jul 2014 Last update on 09 Jul 2014


Netherlands, 17 Oct 2013, INES: 2

Deficiency in the determination of the uranium content of liquid waste tanks

On 17 October 2013 NRG reports that the of concentration Uranium-235 in one of the liquid waste tanks in the Molybdenum Production Facility (MPF) appears to be higher than allowed according to the license. Therefore, a criticality incident could not be excluded. The MPF has twelve storage tanks for...
Reported by Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate of Netherlands on 19 Jun 2014 Last update on 01 Jul 2014


Netherlands, 26 Sep 2013, INES: 2

Common cause mechanical deficiency in control rods

During an outage, on 26 September 2013, NRG reports the discovery of a deficiency in one of the six control rods of the High Flux Reactor (HFR) during an outage. Based on this discovery NRG decided to delay the restart of the reactor until the root cause and necessary measures were established and...
Reported by Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate of Netherlands on 19 Jun 2014 Last update on 19 Jun 2014


United States of America, 09 Apr 2014, INES: 2

Overexposure to Radiographer

A lead radiographer approached the end of the guide tube having assumed that the source had already been retracted into the shielded camera. After approximately 90 seconds the assistant radiographer entered the area. The assistant radiographer’s alarming rate meter and survey meter indicated the...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 24 Apr 2014 Last update on 24 Apr 2014


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