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Mexico, 19 Sep 2020, INES: 2

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 20 Sep 2020. Last update on 20 Sep 2020


United States of America, 30 Jun 2020, INES: 2

Overexposure to Worker

The State of Texas reported that as a result of the failure of a fixed gauge on June 30, 2020, a worker likely received a dose exceeding 250 mSv (25 rem). The rotary element and the source tube came partially out of the gauge and while employees tried to put them back in, the source and the cover...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 16 Jul 2020. Last update on 22 Sep 2020


France, 11 Feb 2020, INES: 2

Internal contamination of a worker in a fuel pellets fabrication workshop

The event occurred in the pelleting workshop, where mixtures of plutonium and uranium oxide powders are compacted into cylindrical pellets. These operations are carried out in glove boxes. While cleaning a glove box containing a compacting press, one of the gloves was punctured, causing atmospheric...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 04 Jul 2020. Last update on 04 Jul 2020


United Kingdom, 31 Dec 2019, INES: 2

Lens of the eye overexposure to interventionalist radiologist

During interventional radiography procedures for medical purposes, one operator received a cumulative dose to the lens of the eye, over one year, in excess of a statutory dose limit. The increasing dose to the lens of the eye was not observed in the monthly dosimetry reports until the end of 2019....
Reported by Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) of United Kingdom on 26 Jun 2020. Last update on 26 Jun 2020


Korea, Republic of, 10 May 2019, INES: 2

Auxiliary feedwater system actuation and manual reactor trip due to careless withdrawal of control rods at Hanbit Unit 1

On May 10 2019, 10:31, during low power physics test to measure the control rods worth, reactor power rapidly increased up to 18.06%. Due to the heat transfer from the reactor coolant system, the level of SGs (steam generators) increased beyond the H-H level set-point and thus it caused generation...
Reported by Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) of Korea, Republic of on 18 Jun 2020. Last update on 18 Jun 2020


Germany, 29 Nov 2019, INES: 2

Overexposure of two workers during radiography

Overexposure of two workers during radiography Two employees of a company for non-destructive material testing were exposed to 30 and 100 mSv respectively. On 29th November 2019, the employees tested materials with a Ir-192 source in the bunker of the company. The employees have to wear...
Reported by Gesellschaft für Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit of Germany on 22 Feb 2020. Last update on 22 Feb 2020


Norway, 12 Dec 2019, INES: 1

Discovered Ra-226 source in transport container containing scrap metal.

Ra-226 source found, activity estimated to 73 MBq, indications suggest it is a Static Eliminator, manufactured before 1970. Dose rate at surface 850 microSv/h and at 1 meter 15 microSv/hour. There has been no release or significant doses to workers or members of the public (max worker dose of...
Reported by Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority of Norway on 13 Feb 2020. Last update on 13 Feb 2020


United Kingdom, 12 Nov 2019, INES: 2

Loss of liquor from the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo original building primary containment

The nuclear site licence holder for the Sellafield site has determined that radioactive liquid is being lost from the original building of the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo. The Magnox Swarf Storage Silo facility is used to store the waste cladding material that was removed from used Magnox nuclear...
Reported by Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) of United Kingdom on 06 Jan 2020. Last update on 06 Jan 2020


Switzerland, 21 Jun 2019, INES: 2

Eye contamination with Ga-68 droplet

A radiation worker in radiopharmacy was manipulating samples for quality control in a laminar flow box from a closed vial containing a Ga-68 solution with an activity of 700 MBq. By piercing the opening of the vial with a syringe, a droplet has been sprayed out and contaminated his right eye. The...
Reported by Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate - ENSI of Switzerland on 19 Dec 2019. Last update on 19 Dec 2019


Spain, 20 Sep 2019, INES: 2

Overexposure of a worker while performing industrial radiography

On September 20, 2019 CSN received a communication of a potential overexposure of a worker while performing industrial radiography of components with category 2 sources of Ir-192 in the authorized bunkers of the installation. The August monthly dose on the personal dosimeter was 193.40 mSv,...
Reported by Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear (CSN) of Spain on 13 Dec 2019. Last update on 13 Dec 2019


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