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Finland, 28 Nov 2020, INES: 1

Am-241 meltings

Several orphan Am-241 sources, which were inadvertently included in scrap metal, were melted in a Finnish steel factory. One event happened in 2019 and four events in 2020 as follows - 2019, January 18th, estimated activity 1 100 MBq - 2020, February 28th, estimated activity 1 400 MBq - 2020,...
Reported by Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) of Finland on 08 Apr 2021 Last update on 08 Apr 2021


United States of America, 11 Mar 2021, INES: 2

Overexposure to Worker

A radiographer was exposed to Ir-192 sources while working with industrial radiography cameras at a permanent fixed facility. The badge showed the individual involved received a dose of 0.07 Sv (7.2 rem). The radiographer potentially used different radiography cameras with different sources...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 17 Mar 2021 Last update on 17 Mar 2021


Iran, Islamic Republic of, 24 Nov 2020, INES: 1

Discovered Ra-226 source in Copper scrap metals

On 24th of November 2020, National Radiation Protection Department (NRPD) received an alarm from a radiation portal monitoring system installed in northwest border for monitoring trucks carrying imported goods. Reported count rate from the truck loaded with copper scrap metals was 10 times of...
Reported by Iran Nuclear Regulatory Authority (INRA) of Iran, Islamic Republic of on 09 Mar 2021 Last update on 09 Mar 2021


Mexico, 19 Sep 2020, INES: 1

Stolen Catgeory-2 source at Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, MĂ©xico.

On September 19, 2020, was stolen from the back of a vehicle parked on public roads the theft an industrial radiography camera (model SPEC 150) owned by the company RadiografĂ­a y Ultrasonido Industrial de Veracruz S.A. of C.V. The equipment contains a category 2 radioactive source of Iridium-192...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 08 Mar 2021 Last update on 08 Mar 2021


Pakistan, 09 Jan 2021, INES: 0

Grid Fluctuations at Chashma Nuclear Power Generating Station Affecting C-1, C-2, C-3 and C-4

On January 09, 2021, C-1, C-2, C-3 and C-4 situated at Chashma Nuclear Power Generating Station faced severe grid fluctuations during operation at around 2341 hrs due to country wide power breakdown. C-1, C-2 and C-4 tripped on 'Reactor Coolant Pump (RCP) Bus Under Frequency' while C-3 tripped on...
Reported by Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) of Pakistan on 02 Mar 2021 Last update on 02 Mar 2021


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