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Finland, 21 Sep 2018, INES: 1

Am-241 source melting

An orphan Am-241 source, which was inadvertently included in scrap metal, was melted on September 21st, 2018 in a Finnish steel factory. The melting of the source was detected by the radiation pulse rate monitoring within the steelworks smelting process. The activity of melted source can not be...
Reported by Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) of Finland on 16 Oct 2018 Last update on 16 Oct 2018


Finland, 15 Sep 2018, INES: 1

Am-241 source melting

An orphan Am-241 source, which was inadvertently included in scrap metal, was melted on September 15th, 2018 in a Finnish steel factory. The melting of the source was detected by the radiation pulse rate monitoring within the steelworks smelting process. The activity of melted the source can not...
Reported by Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) of Finland on 16 Oct 2018 Last update on 16 Oct 2018


Finland, 26 Jul 2018, INES: 1

Am-241 source melting

An orphan Am-241 source, which was inadvertently included in scrap metal, was melted on July 26th, 2018 in a Finnish steel factory. The melting of the source was detected by the radiation pulse rate monitoring within the steelworks smelting process. The activity of the melted source can not be...
Reported by Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) of Finland on 16 Oct 2018 Last update on 17 Oct 2018


United Kingdom, 24 Sep 2018, INES: 2

Misdelivered Radioactive Transport Packages

On 24 September 2018 two Americium-241/Beryllium (Am-241/Be) industrial radiography sources, each with an activity of 666GBq, were transiting through Heathrow airport (London). On arrival at Heathrow the sources were rejected for onward airfreight due to the inability to X-ray the contents. The...
Reported by Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) of United Kingdom on 12 Oct 2018 Last update on 12 Oct 2018


United States of America, 06 May 2015, INES: 2

Worker Overexposure

On 5/6/2015, a worker received an extremity overexposure while conducting radiographic operations at an industrial facility. A radio communication that occurred while the radiographer was relocating the collimator was misunderstood by the radiographer assistant as direction to crank out the 2.59...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 31 Jul 2018 Last update on 31 Jul 2018


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