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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


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


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