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Finland, 22 Nov 2013, INES: 1

Found orphan Cs-137 source

On 22.11.2013 radiation portal monitors at a Finnish stainless steel factory indicated that an incoming shipment of scrap metal contained a radiation source. The factory immediately contacted Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK). An inspector from STUK went to the site. The source was...
Reported by Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) of Finland on 11 Dec 2013. Last update on 11 Dec 2013


Poland, 22 Nov 2013, INES: 1

Two radioactive sources containing Co-60 lost or stolen

During the modernization in the „Bełchatów” Coal-Fired Power Plant (Rogowiec, Łódzkie province) there has been discovered the loss of two radioactive sources containing isotope Co-60, that were used as the level gauges. The sources were in their shielded containers (dimensions 30 cm x 35 cm x 22...
Reported by National Atomic Energy Agency, Radiation Emergency Centre of Poland on 29 Nov 2013. Last update on 09 Jan 2014


Slovenia, 31 Oct 2013, INES: 2

Exposure of workers performing industrial radiography

In October 2013, four workers were exposed performing industrial radiography at a building construction site of a thermo power plant in Slovenia. The dosimetry service reported the received doses of 27.5 mSv, 19.18 mSv, 2.62 mSv and 1.86 mSv in one month period. The received doses of all four...
Reported by Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration of Slovenia on 20 Nov 2013. Last update on 20 Nov 2013


Germany, 14 Sep 2013, INES: 3

Overxposure of an industrial radiographer

On September 14, 2013, a person was exposed to high radiation in a refinery in Lower Saxony. This person is an employee of a company for non-destructive material testing based in Rhineland-Palatinate, which operates nationwide. The evaluation of the employee's official dosimeter showed a radiation...
Reported by Gesellschaft für Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit of Germany on 18 Nov 2013. Last update on 10 Dec 2013


United States of America, 13 Oct 2013, INES: 2

Overexposure to Radiopharmacy Worker

A radiopharmacy worker has received a cumulative annual extremity dose of 559 mSv (55.9 rem) to the right hand, and 543 mSv (54.3 rem) to the left hand, which exceeds the statutory dose limit of 500 mSv (50 rem) to the extremities. The worker has been removed from job duties involving radiation...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 08 Nov 2013. Last update on 08 Nov 2013


Slovenia, 08 Oct 2013, INES: 0

Discovery of damaged fuel rods during core unloading and fuel inspections

In October 2013 the refuelling outage started in the Krško NPP. During transfer of fuel assemblies from the reactor to the spent fuel pool a 50 cm long segment of a fuel rod was found at the bottom of fuel transfer channel. Visual inspection of all fuel assemblies unloaded from reactor core showed...
Reported by Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration of Slovenia on 05 Nov 2013. Last update on 05 Nov 2013


Iran, Islamic Republic of, 13 Aug 2013, INES: 2

Stolen of a radioactive source

According to the report of Tabriz University Radiation Protection Officer (RPO), a Pu-Be Neutron source was stolen from storage location. National Radiation Protection Department (NRPD) immediately involved in the subject and informed responsible organizations in National and Provincial levels. The...
Reported by Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) of Iran, Islamic Republic of on 23 Oct 2013. Last update on 23 Oct 2013


France, 23 Aug 2013, INES: 2

Exposure of a worker in excess of statutory annual dose limits

On 3rd September 2013, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) notified ASN of an exposure incident of a worker from one of its outside contractors. The exposure occurred on 23rd August 2013 during low level waste and rubble sorting operation at the Laboratory of...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 22 Oct 2013. Last update on 22 Oct 2013


Netherlands, 19 Feb 2013, INES: 2

Deficiency in the safety evaluation of the primary reactor drain line

On 19 February 2013 NRG reports the discovery of a deficiency in the safety evaluation of the primary reactor drain line of the High Flux Reactor (HFR). It was found that the possible failure of the primary drain line of the reactor was not considered in this safety analysis. In the event of...
Reported by Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate of Netherlands on 17 Oct 2013. Last update on 17 Oct 2013


United States of America, 23 Sep 2013, INES: 2

Overexposure to Radiopharmacy Worker

A radiopharmacy worker received an overdose to both hands. The worker received 576 mSv (57.6) rem to the left finger and 527 mSv (52.7) rem to the right finger. The licensee is investigating to determine the root cause and the timeframe of the overdose. NRC EN49402.
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 08 Oct 2013. Last update on 08 Oct 2013


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