Overexposure of radiographyworker over the annual limit

Print View Posted on: 01 October 2014

Event Date: 08 September 2014 Event Type: Radiation Source
Event Location: Norway, Inspecta, Randaberg, Stavanger INES Rating: 2 (Final)

Worker, wearing warning device (not dosimeter) was in a bunker with an unsecured source (Ir-192 - 555 GBq).

Dose received approx. 32 mSv.

INES Rating: 2 - Incident (Final) as per 01 October 2014
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 No

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

Monica Dobbertin
Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority

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