Stolen and recovered radioagraphy camera

Print View Posted on: 19 October 2017

Event Date: 16 October 2017 Event Type: Transportation
Event Location: Mexico, Tepic, Nayarit INES Rating: 1 (Final)

On October 16th, 2017, at 10:00 hours UTC-6, The Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias (the regulatory body) received a notification from a licensee that at 07:40 UTC-6, of the same day, a camera (SPEC 150 serial number 2295) containing an active source of 0.3 Ci of Ir-192 was stolen in downtown Tepic, Nayarit.
On October 18th. 2017, at 18:00 UTC, the licensee notified to the Regulatory Body that the source (inside its container) was found in the same city. Civil Protection and police authorities recovered the source safe and secure. There were no indications the source was taken out of the container (the security locks were not opened or damaged).
There were no indications any person was exposed to radiation.

INES Rating: 1 - Anomaly (Final) as per 19 October 2017
Release beyond authorized limits? No
Overexposure of a member of the public? No
Overexposure of a worker? No

Contamination spread within the facility? No
Damage to radiological barriers (incl. fuel damage) within the facility? No

Degradation of Defence In-Depth No

Person injured physically or casualty? No
Is there a continuing problem? No

Victor Gonzalez
Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias
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