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United States of America, 16 Jan 2015, INES: 2

Overexposure to Radiographer

While on location at a temporary jobsite, the licensee radiographer attempted to disconnect the guide tube from the radiography camera, without ensuring the source was in the shielded position. The licensee has confirmed a whole body dose of 64 mSv (6.4 rem) which exceeds the statutory dose limit...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 23 Jan 2015 Last update on 23 Jan 2015

France, 18 Aug 2014, INES: 2

Interventional Radiology: exposure of a health professional in excess of the annual dose limit

On 18th August 2014, ASN was informed by the Val de Saône Polyclinic in Mâcon (Saône-et-Loire department) that a private-sector surgeon working in the operating block had exceeded the regulatory annual whole body dose limit of 20 mSv. The situation was discovered on reception of the results of...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 09 Jan 2015 Last update on 09 Jan 2015

Ukraine, 28 Nov 2014, INES: 0

Event during operation of Zaporizhzhya NPP Unit №3

On 28 of November 2014 at 19:24 the disconnection of the Unit №3 of Zaporizhzhya NPP from power grid occurred. According to the preliminary information the cause of the occurrence was the failure of electrical equipment in the turbine hall. As of 3rd December 2014 the reactor facility remains in...
Reported by State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine of Ukraine on 03 Dec 2014 Last update on 03 Dec 2014

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

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