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Pakistan, 12 Feb 2014, INES: 1

Radiation Leakage from Brachytherapy Machine

The Brachytherapy machine became out of order in September 2009. The Bio-medical Engineering Department of the hospital explored to obtain maintenance support from the manufacturer for the repair of the machine but the same could not be arranged and machine remained out of use and was kept safe and...
Reported by Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) of Pakistan on 25 Nov 2014 Last update on 25 Nov 2014


Pakistan, 04 May 2014, INES: 1

Exposure to Worker in Excess of Administrative Limit

On May 04, 2014, C-1 was in shutdown state and maintenance activities were being performed during refueling outage. A worker belonging to Electrical Maintenance Division entered in restricted area of Reactor Building for a maintenance job on Containment Reactor Coolant Drain System (SRD) pumps....
Reported by Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) of Pakistan on 25 Nov 2014 Last update on 25 Nov 2014


Belgium, 16 Nov 2014, INES: 2

Realizing of maintenance activities without respecting the procedures

During maintenance activities that were conducted on some systems of one of the two irradiators present in the Sterigenic's installations, it was found that some safety-related equipment was unavailable. However, the availability of this equipment is requested as described in the procedure...
Reported by Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) of Belgium on 21 Nov 2014 Last update on 21 Nov 2014


India, 17 May 2014, INES: 1

Exposure of a temporary worker in excess of annual dose constraint during transfer operation of irradiated neutron detector.

At TAPS-4, irradiated Cobalt Self Powered Neutron Detectors (SPND) enclosed in a canister are stored in Interim Storage Facility (ISF). On May 17,2014 job of transfer of a canister from ISF to Solid Waste Management Facility (SWMF) was taken up. This job involves retrieving canister containing...
Reported by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board of India on 17 Oct 2014 Last update on 17 Oct 2014


Peru, 08 Oct 2014, INES: 1

THEFT OF RADIOACTIVE SOURCES

On the night of October 8, armed thieves entered the storage facility at the company and equipment and various electronic ítems were stolen, as well as two sources of Am-Be 185 GBq each (Category 3), within a yellow container. The company notified the National Police and the IPEN (regulatory...
Reported by Instituto Peruano de Energia Nuclear of Peru on 15 Oct 2014 Last update on 15 Oct 2014


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