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Poland, 25 Aug 2016, INES: 1

Loss of a device containing radioactive sources

On the 25th of August 2016 the lack of two density gauges containing a category 5 radioactive source each (Am-241 activities 240 MBq and 185 MBq) was discovered at a former barite mining facility. The gauges were not in use and were to be disposed of. The gauges were supposedly stolen but the...
Reported by National Atomic Energy Agency of Poland on 31 Aug 2016 Last update on 31 Aug 2016

United States of America, 11 May 2016, INES: 2

Overexposure to Radiographer

During the performance of industrial radiography, the licensee radiographer taped the radiography camera’s guide tube to a jig in preparation for an exposure shot. During the exposure shot, the guide tube fell and the radiographer re-taped it to the jig without first retracting the source back...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 28 Jun 2016 Last update on 28 Jun 2016

Finland, 07 Mar 2016, INES: 1

A sealed radioactive Cs-137 source contaminated the premises of waste management company

Event Abstract: A sealed radioactive Cs-137 source contaminated the premises of waste management company and also the neighboring rooms used by Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK). The event was found out on 7 March 2016. The source, activity presently 360 MBq, had been used...
Reported by Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) of Finland on 23 Jun 2016 Last update on 23 Jun 2016

Japan, 20 Apr 2016, INES: n/a

Leakage from Piping Transferring RO-Concentrated Water to G-6 Tank Area

Around 19:20 on 20 April 2016, TEPCO found that RO-concentrated water was leaking from a heat-insulating material of transfer piping to G-6 tank area. Extent of soil contaminated by leakage was about 30 cm × 30 cm. The leak was stopped after shut down of transferring RO-concentrated water. The...
Reported by Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan on 18 May 2016 Last update on 18 May 2016

India, 11 Mar 2016, INES: 1

Leak from primary coolant system at Kakrapar Atomic Station-1

On March 11, 2016, Kakrapar-1 was operating at 220 MWe. At about 0852 hrs, primary containment (pump room) pressure high alarm appeared in control room. Both fast acting reactor shutdown systems and liquid poison injection system actuated automatically and brought the reactor to long term...
Reported by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board of India on 14 Mar 2016 Last update on 14 Mar 2016

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