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United States of America, 11 Apr 2019, INES: 2

Overexposure to Radiographer

A radiographer working in the permanent shooting room at one of the licensee’s facilities, cranked out a 2.48 TBq (67 Ci) Ir-192 source for an exposure and did not crank the source back into the exposure device before setting up for the next exposure. Upon badge processing, it was determined that...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 19 Apr 2019 Last update on 19 Apr 2019


Germany, 11 Jan 2019, INES: 1

Co60 source discovered in a scrap metal delivery

A Co60 source was found in a container on the site of a metal recycling company near the Port of Hamburg. It was part of a scrap metal delivery originating from Western Africa. The source was finally identified as a metal cylinder of approx. 1 cm radius and 10 cm length packed in a cloth bag. The...
Reported by Gesellschaft für Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit of Germany on 22 Mar 2019 Last update on 22 Mar 2019


Netherlands, 07 Mar 2019, INES: 2

Dangerous Co60 sources discovered in scrap metal containers

On 13 November 2018, 28 January 2019 and 7 March 2019 potentially dangerous Co-60 sources were found in scrap metal containers. In all cases, the sources were discovered as a result of the triggering of alarms of radiation detection portal monitors. In the three shipments, identical sources...
Reported by Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection of Netherlands on 21 Mar 2019 Last update on 21 Mar 2019


Mexico, 12 Feb 2019, INES: 2

Potential uncontrolled access to room with radiation greater than 1000 mR / hr

Event Description On February 12, 2019, while preparations for leak testing were made to valve 1-FPCC-MV-7948 by predictive maintenance personnel, they reported to the technician of the reactor control point that the shield that serves as a barrier to controlling the area with high radiation>...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 19 Mar 2019 Last update on 19 Mar 2019


Pakistan, 14 Jan 2019, INES: 1

Lost and Subsequent Recovery of a Radioactive Source

On January 14, 2019, an industrial radiographer associated with Wajedo International Corporation (Private) Limited started his journey from Sadiqabad to Daharki site to perform radiography job while carrying Gamma projector (YG-192S) with radioactive source of Ir-192 (10Ci) placed in the back...
Reported by Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) of Pakistan on 08 Mar 2019 Last update on 08 Mar 2019


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