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Germany, 31 Jan 2020, INES: 2

Radiation exposure of a hospital employee beyond the statuary annual dose limit

The evaluation of the OSL (Optically Stimulated Luminescence) whole-body dosimeter of a hospital employee showed a reading of 24.2 mSv. This exceeds the German statuary annual dose limit for the whole-body dose of exposed radiation personnel of 20 mSv. The person concerned showed no deterministic...
Reported by Gesellschaft für Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit of Germany on 21 Jan 2021 Last update on 21 Jan 2021

United Kingdom, 15 Nov 2019, INES: 2

Radioisotope Manufacture Facility – Operator’s hands contaminated

The incident occurred at a cyclotron facility used to produce Flourine-18 for medical purposes. One operator was contaminated during production. Issues with the Cyclotron prompted an employee to investigate a fault resulting in contamination to the extremities. The presence of Flourine-18 on the...
Reported by Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) of United Kingdom on 08 Jan 2021 Last update on 08 Jan 2021

United States of America, 03 Aug 2020, INES: 2

Overexposure to Worker

A radiographer and two assistants were working at an asphalt plant when a magnetic stand fell from the side of a tank and crushed a section of the guide tube of the radiography camera in use. Several attempts by the radiography crew to retract the source into the radiography camera using the crank...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 21 Dec 2020 Last update on 08 Jan 2021

Finland, 10 Dec 2020, INES: 0

Nuclear Installation Event at OLKILUOTO-2

The INES classification is the same INES 0. This is just update of the event description. Situation at the Olkiluoto unit 2 was initiated 10-12-2020 10:22 UTC when hotter than normal water entered primary circuit water treatment system during maintenance work. The hot water caused breakdown of...
Reported by Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) of Finland on 10 Dec 2020 Last update on 11 Dec 2020

United States of America, 30 Jun 2020, INES: 2

Overexposure to Worker

The State of Texas reported that as a result of the failure of a fixed gauge on June 30, 2020, a worker likely received a dose exceeding 250 mSv (25 rem). The rotary element and the source tube came partially out of the gauge and while employees tried to put them back in, the source and the cover...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 16 Jul 2020 Last update on 22 Sep 2020

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