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United States of America, 06 Oct 2021, INES: 2

Worker Exceeded Annual Whole Body Dose Limit

A radiographer received approximately 0.093 Sv (9.3 rem) when a radiography source was unable to be retracted into an industrial radiography device. The radiographer handled the guide tube and collimator with the 3.367 TBq (91 Ci) Ir-192 source in an unshielded position. Dose reconstruction and...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 21 Oct 2021 Last update on 21 Oct 2021


United Kingdom, 11 Dec 2020, INES: 2

Hands skin exposure

The incident occurred at a radio-pharmacy facility used to produce Technetium-99m doses for medical purposes. One operator received a needle stick injury during the drawing of radiopharmaceutical doses from Technetium-99m elute stock. Dose estimates have been made based upon assumptions that were...
Reported by Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) of United Kingdom on 19 Oct 2021 Last update on 19 Oct 2021


Hungary, 23 May 2021, INES: 1

Failure of a defectoscope during industrial radiography test

The VOLVID PLC conducted gamma radiography to inspect welded joints at an industrial site of Borsodchem PLC at Kacincbarcika. The inspection was executed by a GammaMat SE device, containing a Category 3 Se-75 sealed radioactive source with 1,71 TBq activity. Upon competition of the inspection, the...
Reported by Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority of Hungary on 14 Sep 2021 Last update on 14 Sep 2021


France, 24 Aug 2021, INES: 2

External contamination of a worker leading to exceeding of the regulatory annual limit for the equivalent dose to the skin

On 27 August 2021, ASN (Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire), the French nuclear regulator, was notified by the Cruas nuclear power plant licensee of a significant radiation protection event concerning the exceeding of an annual individual dose limit by an EDF employee. On 24 August 2021, two operators...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 07 Sep 2021 Last update on 07 Sep 2021


France, 09 Oct 2020, INES: 2

Discovery of legacy radioactive sources and residual contamination

The discovery by the University Hospitals of Strasbourg (HUS) of legacy radioactive sources and residual radioactive contamination in a building on the site of the Civil Hospital of Strasbourg was reported on the ASN website on 12 October 2020. Since that date, substantial investigations and...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 07 Sep 2021 Last update on 07 Sep 2021


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