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Slovak Republic, 01 Oct 2019, INES: 1

Theft and recovery of a moisture/density gauge

On 1 October 2019 at 8:00 (local) a notification by the licensee was received at the Ministry of Transport (MT) that a moisture/density gauge, model TROXLER 4640-B, containing Cs-137 (0,3 GBq) was stolen from a parked vehicle. The theft took place during the night, as the driver left the vehicle...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic (UJD SR) of Slovak Republic on 04 Oct 2019 Last update on 04 Oct 2019


United States of America, 01 Apr 2019, INES: 2

Overexposure to Workers

A licensee reported that three individuals may have been exposed to Am-241. An individual was cleaning up a small area of contamination using a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtered vacuum cleaner. The vacuum cleaner was previously used in a different area to clean up Am-241 metal. The...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 30 Sep 2019 Last update on 30 Sep 2019


United Kingdom, 31 Mar 2019, INES: 2

Hand contamination and overexposure of workers at a nuclear medical facility

During the dispensing of Flourine-18 vials for medical purposes two operators received radioactive contamination to their hands. The incident occurred in a radiopharmacy associated with a positron emission tomography (PET) scanning facility. The presence of Flourine-18 on the hands of two operators...
Reported by Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) of United Kingdom on 19 Sep 2019 Last update on 19 Sep 2019


Australia, 21 Jun 2019, INES: 2

Hand contamination of radiation workers

Three operators were contaminated during the transfer of a Mo-99 inner container from the packaging hot cell to the helium leak test station inside the facility. The inner container was loaded with Mo-99 product in a bottle. The outer surface of the inner container was cross contaminated with...
Reported by Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency of Australia on 09 Jul 2019 Last update on 06 Aug 2019


India, 26 Jun 2019, INES: 1

Loss and subsequent recovery of a radiography device containing source

On June 25, 2019, a radiography agency undertook transportation of an industrial radiography exposure device (model Delta-880) containing Ir-192 source of 1.53 TBq in a vehicle from Navi Mumbai to a radiography site at Shikrapur, Pune in Maharashtra. Three persons i.e. a radiographer, a driver and...
Reported by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board of India on 08 Jul 2019 Last update on 08 Jul 2019


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