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Mexico, 13 Feb 2017, INES: 1

Stolen source in San Juan del Río, Queretaro, Mexico

On February 13th, 2017 at aproximately 11:30 hours (UTC-6) in the 4+500 kilometer highway Palmillas, Apaseo el Alto, in San Juan del Rio, Queretaro, Mexico, a nuclear density gauge was stolen. The device is a density gauge that contains the following radioactive sources: Am-241/Be with an...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 02 Mar 2017 Last update on 02 Mar 2017


Mexico, 23 Jan 2017, INES: 1

Stolen and recovered nuclear densimeter

On January 23th, 2017 at approximately 16:30 hours (UTC-6) in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, occurred the armed robbery of a vehicle that was transporting a CPN nuclear densimeter that contained the radioactive sources Cs-137 serial number 8961GQ and Am-241/Be serial number 9144NK. On January...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 02 Mar 2017 Last update on 02 Mar 2017


Norway, 24 Oct 2016, INES: 1

Fuel fail and emission from research reactor

Fuel rods were unloaded October 17 2016, and placed in an open container in the handling compartment. The reactor was then in shutdown. On October 20th increased levels of noble gasses were detected in the filters from the handling compartment. The fuel in the handling compartment was inspected...
Reported by Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority of Norway on 02 Mar 2017 Last update on 02 Mar 2017


United Kingdom, 08 Jan 2017, INES: 2

Personal Contamination at Reprocessing Plant

Sampling of radioactive material was taking place on a reprocessing facility. This sampling task is performed twice daily and experienced senior staff are used to perform the operation. On this occasion a Shift Team Leader was engaged to undertake the task. Upon leaving the building and using the...
Reported by Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) of United Kingdom on 01 Mar 2017 Last update on 01 Mar 2017


United Kingdom, 15 Aug 2016, INES: 2

Electronic Personal Dosimeter went into Alarm during X-ray Radiography Operations

Radiographers were working in a cell in a redundant reprocessing facility, carrying out digital imaging of legacy crates using X-rays in order to identify their contents. This cell is an area of known high background radiation containing ten legacy crates. A previous health physics survey of...
Reported by Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) of United Kingdom on 20 Jan 2017 Last update on 20 Jan 2017


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