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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


Japan, 06 Jun 2017, INES: 2

Exposure of Workers at Plutonium Fuel Research Facility

Body contamination was found from five workers who dealt with condition check of storage containers that stored nuclear fuel material at the Plutonium Fuel Research Facility (PFRF) in Oarai Research & Development Center of Japan Atomic Energy Agency on June 6, 2017. In the PFRF, mixed powder of...
Reported by Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan on 02 Aug 2017 Last update on 02 Aug 2017


United States of America, 04 Jul 2017, INES: 2

Uranium accumulation in a glove box air purification system

At a fuel fabrication facility (BWX Technologies, Inc.), unanticipated deposits of high-enriched uranium were discovered in two unfavorable geometry containers. Prior to discovery, the containers were assumed to be non-uranium bearing and were not included in the licensee’s safety analysis. BWX...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 31 Jul 2017 Last update on 31 Jul 2017


Belgium, 25 Jul 2017, INES: 2

Exposure of airplane passengers due to inadequate use of type B transport package

On 25 July 2017 on arrival of a package containing a disused Ir-192 source of 29.6 GBq at the Belgian consignee an abnormal radiation level was detected (alarm of a personal dosimeter at 100 μSv/h triggered at about 1.50 m from the package). The package was immediately shielded with a lead blanket...
Reported by Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) of Belgium on 29 Jul 2017 Last update on 07 Aug 2017


United States of America, 21 Jul 2017, INES: 2

Worker Overexposure

A pharmacy technician received an elevated whole body dose in April 2017. The licensee requested the expedited processing of the May 2017 whole body dosimeter and a dose of 110 mSv (11 rem) was reported. The isotopes involved are believed to be Mo-99/Tc-99m, Tc-99m, and Ga-68. The U.S. statutory...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 28 Jul 2017 Last update on 28 Jul 2017


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