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The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 15 May 2015, INES: 1

Eu-152 lightning rods found in metal scrap

On 15th May 2015 the Radiation Safety Directorate's inspectors were informed by an authorized technical service on increased radiation in a truck loaded with metal scrap (aluminium, copper and messing), with dose rate of 84 μSv/h measured on the surface of the truck. The truck was loaded in metal...
Reported by Radiation Safety Directorate of The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on 23 Jun 2015 Last update on 23 Jun 2015


France, 02 Mar 2015, INES: 2

Transport incident of a gamma ray projector

On 16th March 2015, ASN was informed by the ECW company (Courcelles-les-Lens) that one of their gamma ray projects had been carried on the public highway on 2nd March 2015 in conditions failing to comply with a number of requirements stipulated by the transport approval issued by ASN. Indeed, the...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 28 May 2015 Last update on 28 May 2015


Austria, 14 Mar 2015, INES: 1

Found category 4 source, shutter of the source container partly open

On 14th March 2015 Italian border control detected increased radiation levels at an Austrian railcar at the Austrian border station. The railcar transported scrap metal. Austrian radiation experts found a Cs-137 category 4 source with 2.5 GBq activity. The shutter of the source container was partly...
Reported by Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management of Austria on 24 Apr 2015 Last update on 24 Apr 2015


Japan, 22 Feb 2015, INES: n/a

Possible Flow of Contaminated Water to the Outside of the Controlled Area

Monitoring instruments (Lines A and B) at the side gutter drainage sounded a “High” alarm at 10:00, followed by an ‘Extremely High’ alarm at 10:10 on 22 February, 2015. Peak values were 5.63 kBq/L at 10:30 for Line A, and 7.23 kBq/L at 10:40 for Line B. The “High” alarm was set at 1.5 kBq/L, and...
Reported by Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan on 16 Apr 2015 Last update on 16 Apr 2015


Japan, 17 Dec 2014, INES: n/a

Leakage of Water Treated by the Multi-Nuclide Removal Facility (ALPS)

On 17 December 2014, TEPCO found that treated water being transferred to the J6 Tank Area was leaking from an open end of a branch pipe connected to the main pipe. While having an open end, the valve on the branch pipe was open. Closing the valve on the branch pipe stopped the leakage. The...
Reported by Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan on 16 Apr 2015 Last update on 16 Apr 2015


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