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United Kingdom, 31 Dec 2018, INES: 2

External corrosion affecting multiple systems on a power reactor

In September 2018, as part of a regulatory intervention on external corrosion management, the UK nuclear safety regulator (Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR)) issued a direction for Dungeness B nuclear power station to carry out a review and reassessment of safety addressing the corrosion of...
Reported by Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) of United Kingdom on 17 Jan 2019 Last update on 17 Jan 2019


Switzerland, 18 Dec 2018, INES: 1

Missing Tc-99m Generator

On 18 December 2018, a Tc-99m generator was reported missing after delivery early in the morning by a nuclear medicine institute in Sion (Switzerland). The generator from the company BE-Imaging (approx. 15cm x 30cm) contains 35.4 GBq Mo-99. An investigation was opened by the police to determine the...
Reported by Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate - ENSI of Switzerland on 19 Dec 2018 Last update on 19 Dec 2018


Finland, 21 Sep 2018, INES: 1

Am-241 source melting

An orphan Am-241 source, which was inadvertently included in scrap metal, was melted on September 21st, 2018 in a Finnish steel factory. The melting of the source was detected by the radiation pulse rate monitoring within the steelworks smelting process. The activity of melted source can not be...
Reported by Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) of Finland on 16 Oct 2018 Last update on 16 Oct 2018


Finland, 15 Sep 2018, INES: 1

Am-241 source melting

An orphan Am-241 source, which was inadvertently included in scrap metal, was melted on September 15th, 2018 in a Finnish steel factory. The melting of the source was detected by the radiation pulse rate monitoring within the steelworks smelting process. The activity of melted the source can not...
Reported by Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) of Finland on 16 Oct 2018 Last update on 16 Oct 2018


Finland, 26 Jul 2018, INES: 1

Am-241 source melting

An orphan Am-241 source, which was inadvertently included in scrap metal, was melted on July 26th, 2018 in a Finnish steel factory. The melting of the source was detected by the radiation pulse rate monitoring within the steelworks smelting process. The activity of the melted source can not be...
Reported by Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) of Finland on 16 Oct 2018 Last update on 17 Oct 2018


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