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United States of America, 13 Mar 2014, INES: 3

Overexposure to Radiographer

Two radiography trainees were performing industrial radiography inside of a tank. The first trainee handled the guide tube of a radiography camera while the Ir-192 source was in the guide tube. The Ir-192 source contained 2553 GBq (69 curies).The first trainee was not wearing his personnel...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 19 Mar 2014 Last update on 19 Mar 2014


Peru, 20 May 2013, INES: 2

Overexposure of radiographers

During radiographic operations performed by two radiographers the guide tube was squashed so the Ir-192 source could not be retracted to the gamma projector. Operations were being performed at 6 m height. The operator tried to correct this situation using a plier to strainghten out the guide tube...
Reported by Instituto Peruano de Energia Nuclear of Peru on 05 Mar 2014 Last update on 05 Mar 2014


Peru, 14 Feb 2014, INES: 3

Exposure to workers

On the morning of 14 February 2014, a radiography company was performing non-destructive testing by industrial radiography with a 1,22 GBq Ir-192 source to several pipe joints in a chemical plant. The operations were performed by three operators (A, B and C) in a platform at nearly 12 meters...
Reported by Instituto Peruano de Energia Nuclear of Peru on 05 Mar 2014 Last update on 05 Mar 2014


France, 30 May 2013, INES: 2

Interventional Radiology - Exceeding of the maximum regulatory annual effective dose

On 30th May 2013, ASN was informed that the passive dosimeter results for a radiation therapy technician in Saint-Eloi hospital of the Montpellier CHRU had integrated over the last quarter of 2012 an effective dose of 32 mSv. This result is higher than the regulation annual limit set at 20...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 21 Jan 2014 Last update on 21 Jan 2014


Poland, 16 Jan 2014, INES: 1

One radioactive source containing Co-60 lost or stolen

In the beaverboard manufacturing plant (in town of Koniecpol, Śląskie region) which is currently under insolvency proceedings (bankruptcy) there has been discovered the loss of one radioactive source containing isotope Co-60. The current activity of lost source is approximately 0,5 GBq. The source...
Reported by National Atomic Energy Agency, Radiation Emergency Centre of Poland on 17 Jan 2014 Last update on 17 Jan 2014


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