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France, 02 Aug 2013, INES: 2

Uncontrolled release of radioactive effluents into the public sewerage system

On 2nd August 2013, ASN was informed by the Haut-Lévêque hospital in Pessac that an abnormal level of radioactivity had been discovered in a wastewater drain pipe. Investigations showed that radioactive effluents from the vectorised internal radiotherapy rooms were being discharged directly into...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 16 Feb 2015. Last update on 16 Feb 2015

France, 14 Oct 2014, INES: 2

A practitioner’s regulatory annual exposure dose limit was exceeded

On 14th October 2014, ASN was informed by Bordeaux CHU that the regulatory annual whole-body dose limit of 20 mSv was exceeded by an orthopaedic surgeon while using an interventional radiology device (image intensifier) in the operating theatre. The event came to light when the practitioner’s...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 12 Feb 2015. Last update on 12 Feb 2015

Poland, 28 Jan 2015, INES: 2

Overexposure of a worker

On the 28th of January 2015, during an inspection of nuclear materials, a radiation worker accompanying the inspectors entered a hot cell containing a source of radiation. Worker remained inside the cell for about 1 minute. Worker’s personal dosimeter recorded an effective dose of 31 mSv which...
Reported by National Atomic Energy Agency of Poland on 09 Feb 2015. Last update on 09 Feb 2015

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

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

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