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France, 02 Aug 2017, INES: 2

Risk of loss of heat sink in case of an earthquake - 20 reactors concerned

In the event of an earthquake, a potential rupture of pipes from the water supply systems of the fire protection network (JPP circuit) and raw water filtration (SFI or CFI circuit) would flood the engines of the pumps from the raw water system (SEC), leading to the inoperability of the heat...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 16 Oct 2017 Last update on 16 Oct 2017

Australia, 22 Aug 2017, INES: 3

Exposure to Hands of Quality Control Analyst

A QC analyst, according to routine procedure, attempted to de-cap a crimped seal of a vial containing 4.5GBq of Mo-99 in a volume of 0.6ml of liquid. The vial was accidently dropped within the fume cupboard and splashed onto the gloves of the analyst. The analyst was wearing two pair of gloves and...
Reported by Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency of Australia on 03 Oct 2017 Last update on 03 Oct 2017

France, 18 Aug 2017, INES: 2

Insufficient seismic resistance of a part of the canal embankment along the Tricastin NPP

Tricastin NPP is located at the immediate border of the Donzère-Mondragon canal. The NPP base level is situated 6 meters under the normal operation level of the canal. After the Fukushima Daiichi accident, ASN has requested EDF to conduct supplementary assessment of the canal embankment and any...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 28 Sep 2017 Last update on 28 Sep 2017

Sweden, 21 Sep 2017, INES: 2

Contamination event at research facility

On the 21 of September 2017 an event occured at Studsvik Nuclear AB in Sweden (SNAB). In the hot cell laboratory (HCL) the fire alarm was trigged accidentally and inergen gas was pressed into the cells in the cell line. This, in return, pushed contaminated air out from the cells. The contaminated...
Reported by Swedish Radiation Safety Authority of Sweden on 26 Sep 2017 Last update on 27 Sep 2017

Mexico, 01 Aug 2017, INES: 1

Stolen radioactive material

A portable CPN moisture/density gauge, Model #MC1, containing two sealed sources of radioactive material was stolen at approximately 16:20 hours (UTC-6) on August 1st, 2017, in San Nicolas de los Garza, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The gauge contains approximately 209 MBq of Cesium - 137 and 1.77 GBq of...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 03 Aug 2017 Last update on 03 Aug 2017

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