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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


Netherlands, 26 Sep 2013, INES: 2

Common cause mechanical deficiency in control rods

During an outage, on 26 September 2013, NRG reports the discovery of a deficiency in one of the six control rods of the High Flux Reactor (HFR) during an outage. Based on this discovery NRG decided to delay the restart of the reactor until the root cause and necessary measures were established and...
Reported by Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate of Netherlands on 19 Jun 2014. Last update on 19 Jun 2014


United States of America, 09 Apr 2014, INES: 2

Overexposure to Radiographer

A lead radiographer approached the end of the guide tube having assumed that the source had already been retracted into the shielded camera. After approximately 90 seconds the assistant radiographer entered the area. The assistant radiographer’s alarming rate meter and survey meter indicated the...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 24 Apr 2014. Last update on 24 Apr 2014


United States of America, 13 Mar 2014, INES: 2

Overexposure to Radiographer

Two radiography trainees were performing industrial radiography inside 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 monitoring...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 19 Mar 2014. Last update on 18 Aug 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


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