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Belgium, 05 May 2022, INES: 2

Exposure of industrial radiographer

During the quality control of the welds of a newly installed piping, the radiographer performing the operations was exposed to the radiation of a 737 GBq Se-75 source during a short period of time (approximately between 60 and 90 seconds). During the removal of the collimator, the radiographer did...
Reported by Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) of Belgium on 18 May 2022 Last update on 18 May 2022

Hungary, 21 Apr 2022, INES: 1

Rod type source of a level gauge became open

In Nitrogénművek Co. Ltd. (Pétfürdő, Hungary) urea production plant operators realized abnormal parameters during production. Following the technological procedures LB 3223-1 Compack fixed level gauge (produced by Berthold) found to be failed. During the inspection of fixed level gauge, stainless...
Reported by Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority of Hungary on 09 May 2022 Last update on 09 May 2022

Japan, 29 May 2021, INES: 3

Worker exposure to X-ray generator

On May 29, 2021 the fluorescent X-ray adhesion meter (output 50kV x 40mA) was inspected and calibrated at the Nippon Steel Setouchi Works in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture. There are three main operations for irradiating X-rays with this device. ・ Power supply to this device ・ Increase the...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Authority of Japan on 09 May 2022 Last update on 09 May 2022

Germany, 08 Dec 2021, INES: 2

Equivalent dose for extremities (hand) exceeding statuary annual limits

During a medical injection of a diagnostic radiopharmaceutical (Tc-99m, 375 MBq) to a patient, the medical worker carrying out the injection received a hand skin exposure. While adjusting the cannula a plug at the cannula was opened by mistake and radioactive substance was spilled out. The hand of...
Reported by Gesellschaft für Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) mbH of Germany on 17 Mar 2022 Last update on 17 Mar 2022

Sweden, 23 Nov 2021, INES: 2

Exposure of workers in excess of statutory annual dose limits

On November 23, 2021 two workers were carrying out a pipe inspection using a portable X-ray generator. While trying to start up the X-ray generator after adjusting some parameters, the workers realized that the device was already on. The workers could not remember exactly when the X-ray generator...
Reported by Swedish Radiation Safety Authority of Sweden on 18 Jan 2022 Last update on 18 Jan 2022

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