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United Kingdom, 31 Mar 2019, INES: 2

Hand contamination and overexposure of workers at a nuclear medical facility

During the dispensing of Flourine-18 vials for medical purposes two operators received radioactive contamination to their hands. The incident occurred in a radiopharmacy associated with a positron emission tomography (PET) scanning facility. The presence of Flourine-18 on the hands of two operators...
Reported by Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) of United Kingdom on 19 Sep 2019 Last update on 19 Sep 2019


Australia, 21 Jun 2019, INES: 2

Hand contamination of radiation workers

Three operators were contaminated during the transfer of a Mo-99 inner container from the packaging hot cell to the helium leak test station inside the facility. The inner container was loaded with Mo-99 product in a bottle. The outer surface of the inner container was cross contaminated with...
Reported by Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency of Australia on 09 Jul 2019 Last update on 06 Aug 2019


India, 26 Jun 2019, INES: 1

Loss and subsequent recovery of a radiography device containing source

On June 25, 2019, a radiography agency undertook transportation of an industrial radiography exposure device (model Delta-880) containing Ir-192 source of 1.53 TBq in a vehicle from Navi Mumbai to a radiography site at Shikrapur, Pune in Maharashtra. Three persons i.e. a radiographer, a driver and...
Reported by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board of India on 08 Jul 2019 Last update on 08 Jul 2019


France, 06 May 2019, INES: 2

Emergency diesel generators - earthquake resistance risk

The event concerns a risk of damage to the piping owing to their potential contact with the civil engineering structures of the emergency diesel generator (EDG) sets in the event of an earthquake. Depending on the reactor, emergency diesel generators and their platform are either fixed to the...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 28 May 2019 Last update on 28 May 2019


France, 24 Apr 2019, INES: 2

Overexposure of a worker

The worker concerned carries out climatic control and energy maintenance services on the sites of customers of Eiffage Energie Systeme. Some of these sites perform nuclear activities that can expose the workers (internal or external) to ionising radiation. As a prevention measure, this worker was...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 27 May 2019 Last update on 27 May 2019


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