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United States of America, 20 Aug 2015, INES: 3

Overexposure to Radiation Worker

This is an isotope manufacturing facility. The licensee technician needed to transfer a Co-60 source drawer into a shielded container called a therapy head. A special handling tool had been bolted to the end of the source drawer and this tool was needed to safely transfer the source back inside...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 26 Aug 2015 Last update on 26 Aug 2015


United States of America, 27 Feb 2015, INES: 2

Overexposure to Nuclear Medicine Technologist

In February 2015, it was determined that a nuclear medicine technologist received a cumulative annual whole body dose of 110 mSv (11 rem) for the time period of September 01, 2014 to January 07, 2015, which exceeds the annual statutory dose limit of 50 mSv (5 rem). The State completed their...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 21 Aug 2015 Last update on 21 Aug 2015


Mexico, 02 Dec 2013, INES: 3

Missing Dangerous Source at Tepojaco, Hidalgo, Mexico

.On December 2, 2013, a vehicle transporting a teletherapy source from the IMSS Hospital in Tijuana, Baja California (Co-60 approximately 3000 Ci, Category I) to the Radioactive Waste Storage Center (CADER) in Maquixco, Mexico State was stolen near a gas station in the Municipality of Tepojaco,...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 10 Aug 2015 Last update on 10 Aug 2015


Mexico, 03 Jul 2014, INES: 1

Stolen pick-up truck with Ir-192 cat II source

In July 3rd. 2014, at the Municipality of Atizapán de Zaragoza, Mexico State, Mexico, a pick-up truck was stolen, this vehicle was transporting an Industrial Radiography Ir-192 radioactive source, with activity of 1.23 TBq, category II. On July the 4th, 2014, the vehicle was found at the...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 10 Aug 2015 Last update on 10 Aug 2015


Mexico, 14 Apr 2015, INES: 1

Missing Dangerous Source at Cárdenas, Tabasco, México

On April 14th 2015, the National Commission on Nuclear Safety and Safeguards received a report about the theft of a vehicle transporting a radioactive source. This had occurred in the municipality of Cardenas, in the State of Tabasco, Mexico. The stolen source was Ir-92 with an activity of 32 Ci....
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 07 Aug 2015 Last update on 07 Aug 2015


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