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United States of America, 06 Apr 2018, INES: 2

Worker Overexposure

A radiographer received a whole body dose of 60 mSv (6.0 rem) on or about 4/6/2018. The radiographer was working at a fabrication shop with a radiography camera containing a 3.804 TBq (102.8 Ci) Ir-192 source. The radiographer finished performing radiography exposures in one location then carried...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 19 Apr 2018 Last update on 14 May 2018


United States of America, 14 Mar 2018, INES: 2

Worker Overexposure

A radiographer trainer received a whole body dose of 58 mSv (5.8 rem) on 3/14/2018. The radiographer assistant received a whole body dose of 46 mSv (4.6 rem). The licensee believes that the radiographers may have received the doses as a result of not fully retracting the 3.3 TBq (88.9 Ci) Ir-192...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 29 Mar 2018 Last update on 29 Mar 2018


Pakistan, 04 Aug 2017, INES: 2

Overexposure of Workers after Moderator Heavy Water Leak from Bonnet Gasket of Moderator Storage Tank Outlet Valve

On August 02, 2017, plant was in shutdown state when bonnet gasket of moderator drain tank outlet valve was replaced as per preventive maintenance program. After the maintenance work, moderator drain tank was slowly filled with heavy water on August 04, 2017 while its outlet valve was kept close as...
Reported by Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) of Pakistan on 23 Feb 2018 Last update on 23 Feb 2018


France, 20 Oct 2017, INES: 2

Overexposure of a radiologists (hands exposure)

A radiologist, using a scanner for interventional radiology practices, has been exposed to an equivalent dose for the extremities of more than 500mSv, which is the yearly statutory limit, measured at the end of the first quarter of 2017. The assessment of the event shows that incorrect...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 14 Feb 2018 Last update on 14 Feb 2018


Mexico, 08 Feb 2018, INES: 1

Stolen Moisture/Density Gauge in León, Guanajuato

On 9 February 2018 at 16:00 UTC a notification via email was received by the Nuclear Safety Commission of Mexico (CNSNS) that a CPN moisture/density gauge, model MC-3-122 containing two radioactive sources of Am241:Be (1.79 GBq, SN 9725NK) and Cs-137 (252 MBq, SN 1162CX) was stolen from the back of...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 13 Feb 2018 Last update on 13 Feb 2018


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