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United States of America, 11 Nov 2015, INES: 2

Overexposure to Radiographer

After performing a radiograph, the radiographer believed he had cranked the source back inside the camera. However, when he went to retrieve the film, he noticed that his survey meter was reading off-scale, and then he noticed that his pocket dosimeter also read off-scale. The radiographer’s...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 19 Nov 2015 Last update on 19 Nov 2015

Iran, Islamic Republic of, 23 Sep 2015, INES: 3

Overexposure of two industrial radiographers

Two industrial radiographers who were involved in an oil refinery projects, overexposed by Gamma radiation of Ir-92, 35 Ci. On 23/09/2015, one of the radiographers dismantled the guide tube without noticing that the source/holder was detached and stocked in the guide tube due to not having survey...
Reported by Iran Nuclear Regulatory Authority (INRA) of Iran, Islamic Republic of on 18 Nov 2015 Last update on 18 Nov 2015

France, 18 Aug 2015, INES: 2

Irradiation of a worker during scheduled NNP outage at Le Blayais

On 21st August 2015, ASN was informed by EDF of the accidental exposure of a worker from an EDF contractor to a dose of ionising radiation exceeding the regulation limit. On 18th August, during the check carried out prior to exiting the limited access area, contamination was detected on the...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 05 Nov 2015 Last update on 05 Nov 2015

France, 30 Jun 2015, INES: 2

Bordeaux University: discovery of radioactive sources and incidental exposure of persons

Two radioactive sources were discovered by the Bordeaux University prevention service in a very cluttered and regularly frequented room during a housekeeping operation carried out at the end of June 2015. As soon as they were discovered, the sources were transferred for safe storage in a room...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 05 Nov 2015 Last update on 05 Nov 2015

Japan, 15 Sep 2015, INES: n/a

Leakages of water from the dikes in tank areas storing contaminated water

TEPCO found that leakages of water accumulated in the dikes due to rainfall in 4 areas storing contaminated water at Fukushima Daiichi NPS between 9 and 14 September 2015. The dikes are installed in order to prevent contaminated water from spreading in case a leakage from the tanks would occur....
Reported by Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan on 02 Nov 2015 Last update on 02 Nov 2015

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