Exposure of radiographer over annual statutory dose limit

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Event Date: 24 March 2022 Event Type: Radiation Source
Event Location: Hungary, BorsodChem Co. Ltd INES Rating: 2 (Final)

A radiographer of Borsodchem Co. Ltd. received approximately 133,5 mSv dose when a radiography source was unable to be retracted into an industrial radiography device. The radiographer handled the guide tube and collimator with the 2,782 TBq Se-75 source in an unshielded position. Finally the source could be retracted into its shielded position.

INES Rating: 2 - Incident (Final) as per 02 June 2022
Release beyond authorized limits? No
Overexposure of a member of the public? No
Overexposure of a worker? Yes

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

Kristóf Somody
Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority

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