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United States of America, 28 Jan 2012, INES: 2

Overexposure to Radiographer

Due to cumulative exposure, a radiographer has received a 51 mSv (5.1 rem) dose for 2012, which exceeds the statutory limit of 50 mSv (5 rem) for a radiation worker. NRC EN49329.
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 10 Sep 2013. Last update on 10 Sep 2013

Australia, 22 Nov 2012, INES: 2

Potential exposure of airplane passengers to doses in excess of statutory limits for the public due to a damaged type A package

On 22 November 2012, a type A package containing Cs-137 (54 GBq) triggered a radiation alarm at the Frankfurt airport, Germany. The package originated in Brisbane, Australia and was shipped on a passenger airplane via Dubai. The package examination found that one of the Cs-137 sources (18.5 GBq)...
Reported by Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency of Australia on 29 Aug 2013. Last update on 29 Aug 2013

Japan, 19 Aug 2013, INES: 3

Contaminated water leakage from a water tank

・Regarding the contaminated water leakage from a water tank in the H4 Tank Area at Fukushima Daiichi NPS that was detected on August 19, radioactivities in the leaked water in the dike were found to be: - Cesium-134: 4.6×101 Bq/cm3 - Cesium-137: 1.0×102 Bq/cm3 - β emitting radionuclides...
Reported by Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan on 28 Aug 2013. Last update on 28 Aug 2013

United States of America, 31 Dec 2012, INES: 2

Radiographer Overexposure

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality was informed of an overexposure of a radiographer assistant employed by Western X-ray Services. The dose involved is 51 mSv (5.1 rem). On seven occasions during 2012, the dosimetry vendor had contacted Western X-Ray Services to inform them of the...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 16 Jul 2013. Last update on 16 Jul 2013

France, 06 May 2013, INES: 2

Exceeding of the maximum regulatory annual effective dose by a practitioner in interventional radiology

On 6th May 2013 ASN, the French nuclear regulatory body (ASN), was informed by the Head of the hospital “Institut Mutualiste Montsouris” ( that a radiologist performing radio-guided procedures had received an effective dose exceeding the maximum regulatory dose limit of 20 mSv...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 15 Jul 2013. Last update on 15 Jul 2013

France, 13 Jun 2012, INES: 2

Irradiation of a worker while handling an Iridium 192 source

A worker of the Applus RTD-CTS company was handling a gamma ray projector containing a source of iridium 192 of 2 TBq while performing a weld inspection within the Esso refinery at Fos-sur-Mer (Bouches-du-Rhône administrative department, South-East of France). The source could not return to its...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 11 Jun 2013. Last update on 11 Jun 2013

France, 19 Nov 2012, INES: 2

loss of a package containing medical radioactive fluorine, during a transport operation in Nimes

On 19 November 2012, at 10.50 am, ASN has been informed by the company IBA about the loss of a transport package of radioactive substances in Nîmes (Gard). This package, shipped by CIS BIO International, was intended for Nimes University Hospital and contained a radioactive liquid fluorine 18...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 07 Jun 2013. Last update on 07 Jun 2013

Austria, 02 May 2013, INES: 2

Overexposure of 3 persons exceeding the statutory annual whole body dose limit for workers (20 mSv)

On 24th April 2013 a disused Am-241 radiation source (originally liquid; reported activity 3 GBq) was transported for disposal from the Institute of Analytical Chemistry und Radiochemistry at the University of Innsbruck to the Austrian Central Waste Management Facility (Nuclear Engineering...
Reported by Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of Austria on 24 May 2013. Last update on 06 Feb 2014

Canada, 17 May 2013, INES: 0

Information on earthquake which occurred in Western Québec

A magnitude 5.2 MN (Magnitude Nuttli) earthquake occurred on the morning of 2013/05/17 at 09:43 EDT (13:43:23 UT). The earthquake was felt at the Darlington NPP, Pickering NPP, as well as at the Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories. No damage has been reported, licensees are confirming their...
Reported by Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission of Canada on 17 May 2013. Last update on 17 May 2013

France, 24 Apr 2013, INES: 2

Accidental exposure of a worker exceeding annual regulatory limit to the skin

On 24 April 2103, there has been an accidental exposure of a worker from a contractor of the operator EDF. At the radiological checkpoint before leaving the controlled zone, a worker has detected radioactive contamination in the neck area. He was previously performing some scrubbing...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 30 Apr 2013. Last update on 30 Apr 2013

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