Stolen cat-3 source in Mexico

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Event Date: 18 October 2023 Event Type: Other
Event Location: Mexico, Ciudad del Carmen, Tabasco INES Rating: 1 (Final)

A radiography camera (Industrial Nuclear Co.,model IR 100) along with a pickup vehicle was stolen by organized crime in Corregidora Ortiz 1ª Sección S/N, primera-5A, Ciudad del Carmen, Tabasco. México. The IR 100 camera serial number is 7510 and contains a CATEGORY 3
radioactive source of Ir-192.

The device was recovered on October the 25th, 2013 at approximately 15:00 (UTC-6) in Ocozocuautla de Espinosa, Chiapas, Mexico. The device was found intact and in good working order, and the radioactive source safely stored inside it.

INES Rating: 1 - Anomaly (Final) as per 25 October 2023
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 Yes

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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