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Hungary, 23 May 2021, INES: 1

Failure of a defectoscope during industrial radiography test

The VOLVID PLC conducted gamma radiography to inspect welded joints at an industrial site of Borsodchem PLC at Kacincbarcika. The inspection was executed by a GammaMat SE device, containing a Category 3 Se-75 sealed radioactive source with 1,71 TBq activity. Upon competition of the inspection, the...
Reported by Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority of Hungary on 14 Sep 2021. Last update on 14 Sep 2021


France, 24 Aug 2021, INES: 2

External contamination of a worker leading to exceeding of the regulatory annual limit for the equivalent dose to the skin

On 27 August 2021, ASN (Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire), the French nuclear regulator, was notified by the Cruas nuclear power plant licensee of a significant radiation protection event concerning the exceeding of an annual individual dose limit by an EDF employee. On 24 August 2021, two operators...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 07 Sep 2021. Last update on 07 Sep 2021


France, 09 Oct 2020, INES: 2

Discovery of legacy radioactive sources and residual contamination

The discovery by the University Hospitals of Strasbourg (HUS) of legacy radioactive sources and residual radioactive contamination in a building on the site of the Civil Hospital of Strasbourg was reported on the ASN website on 12 October 2020. Since that date, substantial investigations and...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 07 Sep 2021. Last update on 07 Sep 2021


Finland, 28 Nov 2020, INES: 1

Am-241 meltings

Several orphan Am-241 sources, which were inadvertently included in scrap metal, were melted in a Finnish steel factory. One event happened in 2019 and four events in 2020 as follows - 2019, January 18th, estimated activity 1 100 MBq - 2020, February 28th, estimated activity 1 400 MBq - 2020,...
Reported by Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) of Finland on 08 Apr 2021. Last update on 08 Apr 2021


United States of America, 11 Mar 2021, INES: 2

Overexposure to Worker

A radiographer was exposed to Ir-192 sources while working with industrial radiography cameras at a permanent fixed facility. The badge showed the individual involved received a dose of 0.07 Sv (7.2 rem). The radiographer potentially used different radiography cameras with different sources...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 17 Mar 2021. Last update on 17 Mar 2021


Iran, Islamic Republic of, 24 Nov 2020, INES: 1

Discovered Ra-226 source in Copper scrap metals

On 24th of November 2020, National Radiation Protection Department (NRPD) received an alarm from a radiation portal monitoring system installed in northwest border for monitoring trucks carrying imported goods. Reported count rate from the truck loaded with copper scrap metals was 10 times of...
Reported by Iran Nuclear Regulatory Authority (INRA) of Iran, Islamic Republic of on 09 Mar 2021. Last update on 09 Mar 2021


Mexico, 19 Sep 2020, INES: 1

Stolen Catgeory-2 source at Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, México.

On September 19, 2020, was stolen from the back of a vehicle parked on public roads the theft an industrial radiography camera (model SPEC 150) owned by the company Radiografía y Ultrasonido Industrial de Veracruz S.A. of C.V. The equipment contains a category 2 radioactive source of Iridium-192...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 08 Mar 2021. Last update on 08 Mar 2021


Pakistan, 09 Jan 2021, INES: 0

Grid Fluctuations at Chashma Nuclear Power Generating Station Affecting C-1, C-2, C-3 and C-4

On January 09, 2021, C-1, C-2, C-3 and C-4 situated at Chashma Nuclear Power Generating Station faced severe grid fluctuations during operation at around 2341 hrs due to country wide power breakdown. C-1, C-2 and C-4 tripped on 'Reactor Coolant Pump (RCP) Bus Under Frequency' while C-3 tripped on...
Reported by Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) of Pakistan on 02 Mar 2021. Last update on 02 Mar 2021


Germany, 02 Jul 2020, INES: 2

Radiation exposure of a worker beyond the statuary annual dose limit

An employee of a company producing machines with integrated X-ray equipment for the determination of the basis weight was unintendedly exposed to radiation during necessary testing work. For the testing, the company concerned uses a self-made radiation protection cabinet, which is equipped with an...
Reported by Gesellschaft für Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit of Germany on 01 Mar 2021. Last update on 01 Mar 2021


Hungary, 11 Feb 2021, INES: 1

Violation of OL&C in the Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility at Paks

On the 11th of February 2021, the on duty operator realized that according to the Nitrogen Monitoring system, the pressure of the monitoring space no. 18/7 has decreased to 800 mbar (however it still has not reached the value described in OL&C). After consulting leaders it has been decided to...
Reported by Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority of Hungary on 17 Feb 2021. Last update on 17 Feb 2021


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