Stolen source in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco

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Event Date: 23 April 2017 Event Type: Radiation Source
Event Location: Mexico, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco INES Rating: 2 (Provisional)

On April 24th, 2017 at 12:51 hours UTC-6, the National Commission of Nuclear Safety and Safeguards (the mexican regulatory authority) received a notification from a licensee, that on April 23th, 2017, at 03:00 UTC-6, a vehicle transporting an industrial radiography device, containing a source of IR-192 was stolen in the town of Tlaquepaque, State of Jalisco, Mexico.
The lost source is Category 2, and it is still missing.

INES Rating: 2 - Incident (Provisional) as per 24 April 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 Yes

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

Victor Gonzalez
Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias
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