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Mexico, 05 Aug 2016, INES: 1

Stolen Source at Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico

On August 5th, 2016 at 06:39 (EST) a report was received from the Emergency System and therefore to CNSNS (the regulatory body) informing the theft of a Stolen Source at Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. The device was a moisture/density gauge with Am241/Be (1.65GBq) and Cs-137 (370 MBq) On...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 02 Dec 2016 Last update on 02 Dec 2016


Viet Nam, 29 May 2006, INES: 1

Loss and dispersion of radioactive source (Eu-152, 2006)

On May 29th, 2006, the Eu-152 radioactive source with an activity of 25 mCi at 10/1995 was lost when being kept at a temporary storage facility. At this moment, the factory was under repairment. At 10h30 of May 31st, 2006, the police office informed that the the radioactive might be kept at No 628,...
Reported by Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety of Viet Nam on 15 Nov 2016 Last update on 15 Nov 2016


Viet Nam, 30 Jul 2006, INES: 1

Loss of radioactive source (Cs-137, Song Da, 2006)

On July 28th 2006, the factory temporary stopped production for equipment maintenance. On 30/07/2006, the radioactive source box is removed from the manufacturing line and put in a inox container with a layer of lead lining before putting on a cement pedestal for clinker disposal. The Cs-137...
Reported by Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety of Viet Nam on 15 Nov 2016 Last update on 15 Nov 2016


Viet Nam, 12 Sep 2014, INES: 1

Loss of radioactive source (Ir-192, APAVE, 2014)

At 12 am of September 12th ,2014, in Hồ Chí Minh City, staff from APAVE Asia Pacific limited company discovered that an equipment containing a sealed Ir-192 radioactive source with the activity of 20,5 Ci had been lost). After unsuccessful attempts to retrieve the source, the Company had reported...
Reported by Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety of Viet Nam on 15 Nov 2016 Last update on 15 Nov 2016


Viet Nam, 01 Apr 2015, INES: 1

Loss of radioactive source (Co-60, Pomina, 2015)

The loss of radioactive source originated from liquid steel spill accident during steel billet manufacturing process of the factory at the beginning of September, 2014. In the accident, lead layers for radioactive source protection were damaged. The radioactive source was Co-60, its activity at...
Reported by Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety of Viet Nam on 15 Nov 2016 Last update on 15 Nov 2016


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