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France, 21 Jul 2022, INES: 2

Contamination of an employee and the break room in a nuclear medicine department

On 26 July 2022, the SCINTIGARD radiology centre in Nîmes notified ASN of an incident concerning the contamination of a radiographer during the preparation of a scintigraphy examination, and dissemination of the contamination in the staff break room of the centre. On 21 July 2022, the...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 09 Aug 2023 Last update on 09 Aug 2023

Poland, 24 Mar 2023, INES: 1

Accidental exposure of workers

On March 24th 2023 during the unloading of a transport package with a radioactive source of I-131 (4.07 TBq), contamination was detected on the inside of the package. After taking a swab, contamination was determined at the level of 200 Bq/cm^2. Four workers were contaminated (hands, personal...
Reported by Radiation Emergency Centre, National Atomic Energy Agency of Poland on 09 Aug 2023 Last update on 09 Aug 2023

France, 06 Mar 2023, INES: 2

Stress corrosion: presence of a deep crack on the safety injection system of reactor 1 of the Penly NPP

On 6 March 2023, EDF sent ASN an update of its significant safety event notification concerning the presence of stress corrosion cracks on several of its reactors. This update concerns reactor 3 of the Cattenom NPP and the reactors of the Civaux, Chooz B and Penly NPPs. This update includes in...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 30 May 2023 Last update on 30 May 2023

France, 02 Feb 2023, INES: 2

External contamination of a worker leading to exceeding of the annual statutory dose limit

On 3 February 2023, ASN was notified by the Cattenom nuclear power plant licensee of a significant radiation protection event concerning the exceeding of an annual individual dose limit by an employee of an EDF contractor. On 2 February 2023, this worker was reinstalling thermal insulation on...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 03 Apr 2023 Last update on 03 Apr 2023

Mexico, 22 Mar 2023, INES: 1

Missing Dangerous Source at Salamanca, Guanajuato, Mexico.

On March 22, 2023 at approximately 11:00 a.m. (UTC-6), the theft of four industrial radiography devices with the following characteristics was reported to the CNSNS offices: 1. Brand: AEA Technology, model: DELTA 880, Serial No. D2810, which houses a radioactive source of Ir-192 with serial...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 30 Mar 2023 Last update on 30 Mar 2023

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