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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


Mexico, 08 Feb 2021, INES: 1

Stolen Radioactive Source in Mexico on February 8 at some point of the road between Apaseo el Alto and Salamanca, Guanajuato.

On February 8, 2021, the CNSNS received a notification about the theft of a radiography camera (model DELTA 880). The camera was stolen when the radiographer was forced to pull over by criminals. The DELTA 880 camera serial number is D2766 and contains a category 2 radioactive source of...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 09 Feb 2021. Last update on 16 Feb 2021


Germany, 31 Jul 2020, INES: 2

Organ equivalent dose exceeding statuary annual limits

In July 2020 an incident happened at a company in Bavaria, Germany. According to the company's radiation protection supervisor, the X-ray sources of the thickness measuring system to be checked by a worker of a measurement technology company can be con-sidered as the cause of the exposure. It seems...
Reported by Gesellschaft für Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit of Germany on 09 Feb 2021. Last update on 09 Feb 2021


Belgium, 27 Jan 2021, INES: 2

Research reactor power detectors outside OL&C

During production of medical isotopes, the reactor power measurement chains are displaced to ease this process. Due to this displacement of the power measurements detectors, the measurement range was below the limit of 90 % (which is the limit as described in the Technical Specifications of the...
Reported by Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) of Belgium on 02 Feb 2021. Last update on 02 Feb 2021


Germany, 08 Dec 2020, INES: 2

Radiation exposure of a hospital employee beyond the statuary annual dose limit

As part of the 177Lu production in an industrial application center (production of radio-pharmaceuticals in radionuclide laboratories) when working in a glove box, a used can-nula was accidentally placed on the floor of the glove box when attempting to throw it into the designated collecting...
Reported by Gesellschaft für Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit of Germany on 28 Jan 2021. Last update on 28 Jan 2021


Germany, 31 Jan 2020, INES: 2

Radiation exposure of a hospital employee beyond the statuary annual dose limit

The evaluation of the OSL (Optically Stimulated Luminescence) whole-body dosimeter of a hospital employee showed a reading of 24.2 mSv. This exceeds the German statuary annual dose limit for the whole-body dose of exposed radiation personnel of 20 mSv. The person concerned showed no deterministic...
Reported by Gesellschaft für Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit of Germany on 21 Jan 2021. Last update on 21 Jan 2021


United Kingdom, 15 Nov 2019, INES: 2

Radioisotope Manufacture Facility – Operator’s hands contaminated

The incident occurred at a cyclotron facility used to produce Flourine-18 for medical purposes. One operator was contaminated during production. Issues with the Cyclotron prompted an employee to investigate a fault resulting in contamination to the extremities. The presence of Flourine-18 on the...
Reported by Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) of United Kingdom on 08 Jan 2021. Last update on 08 Jan 2021


United States of America, 03 Aug 2020, INES: 2

Overexposure to Worker

A radiographer and two assistants were working at an asphalt plant when a magnetic stand fell from the side of a tank and crushed a section of the guide tube of the radiography camera in use. Several attempts by the radiography crew to retract the source into the radiography camera using the crank...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 21 Dec 2020. Last update on 08 Jan 2021


Finland, 10 Dec 2020, INES: 0

Nuclear Installation Event at OLKILUOTO-2

The INES classification is the same INES 0. This is just update of the event description. Situation at the Olkiluoto unit 2 was initiated 10-12-2020 10:22 UTC when hotter than normal water entered primary circuit water treatment system during maintenance work. The hot water caused breakdown of...
Reported by Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) of Finland on 10 Dec 2020. Last update on 11 Dec 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


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