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

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Event Date: 29 May 2022 Event Type: Other
Event Location: Hungary, Paks, Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility INES Rating: 1 (Provisional)

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 N2+He gas in 60-day period, the OL&C limit was violated.

INES Rating: 1 - Anomaly (Provisional) as per 23 June 2021
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

Gábor Radó
Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility
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