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Hungary, 11 Feb 2021, INES: 1

Violation of OL&C in the Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility at Paks

On the 11th of February 2021, the on duty operator realized that according to the Nitrogen Monitoring system, the pressure of the monitoring space no. 18/7 has decreased to 800 mbar (however it still has not reached the value described in OL&C). After consulting leaders it has been decided to...
Reported by Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority of Hungary on 17 Feb 2021 Last update on 17 Feb 2021

Mexico, 08 Feb 2021, INES: 1

Stolen Radioactive Source in Mexico on February 8 at some point of the road between Apaseo el Alto and Salamanca, Guanajuato.

On February 8, 2021, the CNSNS received a notification about the theft of a radiography camera (model DELTA 880). The camera was stolen when the radiographer was forced to pull over by criminals. The DELTA 880 camera serial number is D2766 and contains a category 2 radioactive source of...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 09 Feb 2021 Last update on 16 Feb 2021

Germany, 31 Jul 2020, INES: 2

Organ equivalent dose exceeding statuary annual limits

In July 2020 an incident happened at a company in Bavaria, Germany. According to the company's radiation protection supervisor, the X-ray sources of the thickness measuring system to be checked by a worker of a measurement technology company can be con-sidered as the cause of the exposure. It seems...
Reported by Gesellschaft für Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit of Germany on 09 Feb 2021 Last update on 09 Feb 2021

Belgium, 27 Jan 2021, INES: 2

Research reactor power detectors outside OL&C

During production of medical isotopes, the reactor power measurement chains are displaced to ease this process. Due to this displacement of the power measurements detectors, the measurement range was below the limit of 90 % (which is the limit as described in the Technical Specifications of the...
Reported by Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) of Belgium on 02 Feb 2021 Last update on 02 Feb 2021

Germany, 08 Dec 2020, INES: 2

Radiation exposure of a hospital employee beyond the statuary annual dose limit

As part of the 177Lu production in an industrial application center (production of radio-pharmaceuticals in radionuclide laboratories) when working in a glove box, a used can-nula was accidentally placed on the floor of the glove box when attempting to throw it into the designated collecting...
Reported by Gesellschaft für Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit of Germany on 28 Jan 2021 Last update on 28 Jan 2021

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