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Poland, 25 Aug 2016, INES: 1

Loss of a device containing radioactive sources

On the 25th of August 2016 the lack of two density gauges containing a category 5 radioactive source each (Am-241 activities 240 MBq and 185 MBq) was discovered at a former barite mining facility. The gauges were not in use and were to be disposed of. The gauges were supposedly stolen but the...
Reported by National Atomic Energy Agency of Poland on 31 Aug 2016. Last update on 31 Aug 2016


United States of America, 11 May 2016, INES: 2

Overexposure to Radiographer

During the performance of industrial radiography, the licensee radiographer taped the radiography camera’s guide tube to a jig in preparation for an exposure shot. During the exposure shot, the guide tube fell and the radiographer re-taped it to the jig without first retracting the source back...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 28 Jun 2016. Last update on 28 Jun 2016


Finland, 07 Mar 2016, INES: 1

A sealed radioactive Cs-137 source contaminated the premises of waste management company

Event Abstract: A sealed radioactive Cs-137 source contaminated the premises of waste management company and also the neighboring rooms used by Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK). The event was found out on 7 March 2016. The source, activity presently 360 MBq, had been used...
Reported by Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) of Finland on 23 Jun 2016. Last update on 23 Jun 2016


Japan, 20 Apr 2016, INES: n/a

Leakage from Piping Transferring RO-Concentrated Water to G-6 Tank Area

Around 19:20 on 20 April 2016, TEPCO found that RO-concentrated water was leaking from a heat-insulating material of transfer piping to G-6 tank area. Extent of soil contaminated by leakage was about 30 cm × 30 cm. The leak was stopped after shut down of transferring RO-concentrated water. The...
Reported by Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan on 18 May 2016. Last update on 18 May 2016


India, 11 Mar 2016, INES: 1

Leak from primary coolant system at Kakrapar Atomic Station-1

On March 11, 2016, Kakrapar-1 was operating at 220 MWe. At about 0852 hrs, primary containment (pump room) pressure high alarm appeared in control room. Both fast acting reactor shutdown systems and liquid poison injection system actuated automatically and brought the reactor to long term...
Reported by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board of India on 14 Mar 2016. Last update on 14 Mar 2016


Argentina, 27 Aug 2015, INES: 3

Radiographer Overexposure

On September 08, 2015, Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ARN) was informed about a radiological incident during industrial radiography of a boiler´s manifold in the Thermoelectric Power Station, located in Río Turbio, Santa Cruz. Two workers were exposed to a radiation field of 1.62 TBq (44 Ci) of...
Reported by Autoridad Regulatoria Nuclear (ARN) of Argentina on 11 Feb 2016. Last update on 11 Feb 2016


United States of America, 27 Jan 2016, INES: 2

Worker Overexposure

During an inspection in January 2016, the State of Florida noted that one of the licensee's employees working with a particle accelerator had exceeded the 50 mSv (5 rem) worker exposure limit for 2015 (overexposure nominally was 52 mSv (5.2 rem)). This employee also had nine high exposure...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 03 Feb 2016. Last update on 03 Feb 2016


United States of America, 11 Nov 2015, INES: 2

Overexposure to Radiographer

After performing a radiograph, the radiographer believed he had cranked the source back inside the camera. However, when he went to retrieve the film, he noticed that his survey meter was reading off-scale, and then he noticed that his pocket dosimeter also read off-scale. The radiographer’s...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 19 Nov 2015. Last update on 19 Nov 2015


Iran, Islamic Republic of, 23 Sep 2015, INES: 3

Overexposure of two industrial radiographers

Two industrial radiographers who were involved in an oil refinery projects, overexposed by Gamma radiation of Ir-92, 35 Ci. On 23/09/2015, one of the radiographers dismantled the guide tube without noticing that the source/holder was detached and stocked in the guide tube due to not having survey...
Reported by Iran Nuclear Regulatory Authority (INRA) of Iran, Islamic Republic of on 18 Nov 2015. Last update on 18 Nov 2015


France, 18 Aug 2015, INES: 2

Irradiation of a worker during scheduled NNP outage at Le Blayais

On 21st August 2015, ASN was informed by EDF of the accidental exposure of a worker from an EDF contractor to a dose of ionising radiation exceeding the regulation limit. On 18th August, during the check carried out prior to exiting the limited access area, contamination was detected on the...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 05 Nov 2015. Last update on 05 Nov 2015


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