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Mexico, 09 Sep 2019, INES: 0

Lost of radioactive sealed source

On September 10th, 2019, at 22:00 UTC, the National Commission on Nuclear Safety and Safeguards (CNSNS) was informed about the lost of a brachytherapy seed of Cs-137 with an activity of 1.067 GBq (SN. ET209) within a medical facility. This category 5 radioactive source is a property of Servicios de...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 06 Nov 2019 Last update on 06 Nov 2019


Mexico, 25 Sep 2019, INES: 2

STOLEN DENSITITY GAUGE

On september 25, 2019, at 15:20 UTC, a density gauge equipment (CPN model MC1) was stolen in Reynosa city, Tamaulipas State, when the personnel stopped at a convenience store, leaving the vehicle unattended. The equipment serial number is MD10700323, containing a 50 mCi Am241/Be source and a 10 mCi...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 06 Nov 2019 Last update on 06 Nov 2019


Slovak Republic, 01 Oct 2019, INES: 1

Theft and recovery of a moisture/density gauge

On 1 October 2019 at 8:00 (local) a notification by the licensee was received at the Ministry of Transport (MT) that a moisture/density gauge, model TROXLER 4640-B, containing Cs-137 (0,3 GBq) was stolen from a parked vehicle. The theft took place during the night, as the driver left the vehicle...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic (UJD SR) of Slovak Republic on 04 Oct 2019 Last update on 04 Oct 2019


United States of America, 01 Apr 2019, INES: 2

Overexposure to Workers

A licensee reported that three individuals may have been exposed to Am-241. An individual was cleaning up a small area of contamination using a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtered vacuum cleaner. The vacuum cleaner was previously used in a different area to clean up Am-241 metal. The...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 30 Sep 2019 Last update on 30 Sep 2019


United Kingdom, 31 Mar 2019, INES: 2

Hand contamination and overexposure of workers at a nuclear medical facility

During the dispensing of Flourine-18 vials for medical purposes two operators received radioactive contamination to their hands. The incident occurred in a radiopharmacy associated with a positron emission tomography (PET) scanning facility. The presence of Flourine-18 on the hands of two operators...
Reported by Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) of United Kingdom on 19 Sep 2019 Last update on 19 Sep 2019


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