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United States of America, 22 Mar 2013, INES: 2

Overexposure to Member of the Public

The patient received 555 MBq (15 mCi) of I-131 for therapy conducted from March 22, 2013, through March 29, 2013. During the patient’s hospitalization, visitors, including family members, were provided with radiation badges to monitor exposure. The badges were processed by Landauer on May 5, 2013,...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 08 Sep 2014 Last update on 08 Sep 2014


France, 11 Jun 2014, INES: 2

Irradiation of a worker during an intervention using gamma ray projector

During a weld inspection operation carried out by two employees of the Welding Institute on a worksite in Pau using gamma radiography equipment , the radioactive source of the gamma ray projector jammed inside its guide tube. Using a metal rod found on site, one of the operators managed to free...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 30 Jul 2014 Last update on 30 Jul 2014


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


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