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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


Peru, 17 Jun 2012, INES: 1

Theft of portable radioactive gauge

On June 17th, 2012 a portable radioactive gauge was stolen from the store room of BISA company, in a mining plant. The radioactive gauge was used to density and moisture measurements and it was stolen jointly with other belongs from company by breaching the store room door. The radioactive gauge...
Reported by Instituto Peruano de Energia Nuclear of Peru on 14 Oct 2014 Last update on 14 Oct 2014


Italy, 30 Jul 2014, INES: 1

Object: Retrieval of Co-60 orphan source at Genoa port coming from Senegal.

On the 30th of July 2014, at the port of Genova Voltri, radiometric investigation revealed abnormal levels of radiation inside the container of metal scraps MRKU8395940, coming from Senegal, shipped by a company based in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates). Specifically the dose rate on contact with...
Reported by Institute for Environmental Protection & Research (ISPRA) of Italy on 01 Oct 2014 Last update on 01 Oct 2014


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