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Germany, 24 Sep 2023, INES: 2

Worker Exceeded Statuary Annual Whole Body Dose Limits

On 24.09.2023, an employee of a company carried out a weld inspection in a radiation protection bunker using an X-ray device. After the measurement, the employee – who is also the radiation protection officer - went into the bunker to carry out further work. After completing the work inside the...
Reported by Gesellschaft für Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) mbH of Germany on 08 Nov 2023 Last update on 08 Nov 2023

Mexico, 18 Oct 2023, INES: 1

Stolen cat-3 source in Mexico

A radiography camera (Industrial Nuclear Co.,model IR 100) along with a pickup vehicle was stolen by organized crime in Corregidora Ortiz 1ª Sección S/N, primera-5A, Ciudad del Carmen, Tabasco. México. The IR 100 camera serial number is 7510 and contains a CATEGORY 3 radioactive source of...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 18 Oct 2023 Last update on 25 Oct 2023

France, 21 Jul 2022, INES: 2

Contamination of an employee and the break room in a nuclear medicine department

On 26 July 2022, the SCINTIGARD radiology centre in Nîmes notified ASN of an incident concerning the contamination of a radiographer during the preparation of a scintigraphy examination, and dissemination of the contamination in the staff break room of the centre. On 21 July 2022, the...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 09 Aug 2023 Last update on 09 Aug 2023

Poland, 24 Mar 2023, INES: 1

Accidental exposure of workers

On March 24th 2023 during the unloading of a transport package with a radioactive source of I-131 (4.07 TBq), contamination was detected on the inside of the package. After taking a swab, contamination was determined at the level of 200 Bq/cm^2. Four workers were contaminated (hands, personal...
Reported by Radiation Emergency Centre, National Atomic Energy Agency of Poland on 09 Aug 2023 Last update on 09 Aug 2023

France, 06 Mar 2023, INES: 2

Stress corrosion: presence of a deep crack on the safety injection system of reactor 1 of the Penly NPP

On 6 March 2023, EDF sent ASN an update of its significant safety event notification concerning the presence of stress corrosion cracks on several of its reactors. This update concerns reactor 3 of the Cattenom NPP and the reactors of the Civaux, Chooz B and Penly NPPs. This update includes in...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 30 May 2023 Last update on 30 May 2023

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