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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


Norway, 08 Sep 2014, INES: 2

Overexposure of radiographyworker over the annual limit

Worker, wearing warning device (not dosimeter) was in a bunker with an unsecured source (Ir-192 - 555 GBq). Dose received approx. 32 mSv.
Reported by Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority of Norway on 01 Oct 2014. Last update on 01 Oct 2014


Norway, 17 Jul 2014, INES: 2

Overexposure to workers to radiografic source

Three workers were exposed to doses while working in a bunker. One worker was shielded, two were not. The source is Se-75 1,5 TBq Two workers were exposed to approx. 30 mSv, well above the annual limit of 20 mSv The shielded workers dose was approx. 0.6 mSv. None of the workers had...
Reported by Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority of Norway on 01 Oct 2014. Last update on 01 Oct 2014


Sri Lanka, 02 May 2014, INES: 1

Inspection of Container No.TSAU 2600500 for Radioactive Contamination

A radiation survey on the container no. TSAU2600500 which was kept at the Colombo Port premises was carried out by the Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) on 02.05.2014. Details of the consignment inspected are as follows: Container No. : TSAU 2600500 Country of Origin : Bangladesh Items in the...
Reported by Atomic Energy Authority of Sri Lanka on 27 Sep 2014. Last update on 27 Sep 2014


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


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