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United States of America, 14 Dec 2022, INES: 2

Worker Exceeded Annual Whole Body Dose Limit

A radiographer received approximately 0.055 Sv (5.5 rem) when a radiograpy exposure was performed. The radiographer was between the source and the pipe being tested for approximately one minute. The distance from the 1.12 TBq (30.4 Ci) Co-60 source to the pipe was two feet. There were a total of...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 23 Dec 2022 Last update on 23 Dec 2022

France, 31 Oct 2022, INES: 2

Exposure of a worker in excess of the statutory dose limit

A worker was carrying out maintenance work close to an X-ray generator used to measure the thickness of steel sheets. The X-ray generator was operating while the maintenance work was in progress, whereas it should have been switched off in order to avoid all risk of accidental exposure of the...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 16 Dec 2022 Last update on 16 Dec 2022

United Kingdom, 25 May 2022, INES: 2

Exposure of a worker in excess of the statutory dose limit

The routine internal dosimetry monitoring programme identified an unexplained positive result for one worker. Extensive investigation, including bioassay data analysis and a detailed review of working circumstances and facility state, concluded that the worker received an internal (effective)...
Reported by Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) of United Kingdom on 19 Oct 2022 Last update on 19 Oct 2022

Hungary, 19 May 2021, INES: 2

Exposure of a worker over annual statutory dose limit

A radiography worker was performing radiographic testing with an ERESCO200 MF industrial X-ray machine. During the activity between two explosion the worker had to enter the explosion area and only when he returned to the X-ray machine he realized that the X-ray machine was not switched off. During...
Reported by Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority of Hungary on 20 Jul 2022 Last update on 20 Jul 2022

Hungary, 29 May 2022, INES: 1

Violation of Operational Limits and Conditions is the Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility

On March 31, 2022 at 9:45 a.m. the first storage tube – no. 22-A-24 – of the storage tube group no. 22/7 was serviced which means a spent fuel assembly was placed into it, got closed and filled up with N2+He gas. As the nitrogen monitoring system of this storage tube group was not filled up with...
Reported by Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority of Hungary on 27 Jun 2022 Last update on 27 Jun 2022

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