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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

France, 08 Oct 2019, INES: 2

Non-compliance with OL&C during operations to drain the reactor main primary system

On 11 October 2019, the operator reported a significant safety event to ASN concerning non-compliance with the general operating rules during operations to drain the reactor 2 main primary system on the Golfech NPP. On 8 October 2019, the reactor was being shut down so that part of its fuel...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 05 Dec 2019. Last update on 05 Dec 2019

Mexico, 16 Nov 2019, INES: 2

Potential uncontrolled access to room with radiation greater than 1000 mR / hr

On November 16, 2019, Laguna Verde NPP Unit 1 was increasing power from 65% after performing maintenance activities on one turbine stop valve. At 17:15 hrs. the physical security guard informed that the door to access the room TB-313 was closed but not correctly secured by its padlock. The room...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 26 Nov 2019. Last update on 26 Nov 2019

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