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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

Argentina, 27 Aug 2015, INES: 3

Radiographer Overexposure

On September 08, 2015, Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ARN) was informed about a radiological incident during industrial radiography of a boiler´s manifold in the Thermoelectric Power Station, located in Río Turbio, Santa Cruz. Two workers were exposed to a radiation field of 1.62 TBq (44 Ci) of...
Reported by Autoridad Regulatoria Nuclear (ARN) of Argentina on 11 Feb 2016 Last update on 11 Feb 2016

United States of America, 27 Jan 2016, INES: 2

Worker Overexposure

During an inspection in January 2016, the State of Florida noted that one of the licensee's employees working with a particle accelerator had exceeded the 50 mSv (5 rem) worker exposure limit for 2015 (overexposure nominally was 52 mSv (5.2 rem)). This employee also had nine high exposure...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 03 Feb 2016 Last update on 03 Feb 2016

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

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