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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


France, 30 Jun 2015, INES: 2

Bordeaux University: discovery of radioactive sources and incidental exposure of persons

Two radioactive sources were discovered by the Bordeaux University prevention service in a very cluttered and regularly frequented room during a housekeeping operation carried out at the end of June 2015. As soon as they were discovered, the sources were transferred for safe storage in a room...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 05 Nov 2015. Last update on 05 Nov 2015


Japan, 15 Sep 2015, INES: n/a

Leakages of water from the dikes in tank areas storing contaminated water

TEPCO found that leakages of water accumulated in the dikes due to rainfall in 4 areas storing contaminated water at Fukushima Daiichi NPS between 9 and 14 September 2015. The dikes are installed in order to prevent contaminated water from spreading in case a leakage from the tanks would occur....
Reported by Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan on 02 Nov 2015. Last update on 02 Nov 2015


Japan, 29 May 2015, INES: n/a

Contaminated water being transferred to turbine building of unit 3 from 1000 tons notch tank was leaking from the cracked pressure hose

On 29 May, 2015, TEPCO found that contaminated water being transferred to turbine building of unit 3 from 1000 tons notch tank was leaking from the cracked pressure hose. TEPCO stopped the inappropriate transfer of contaminated water. The estimated volume of the leaked water is approximately 7...
Reported by Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan on 02 Nov 2015. Last update on 02 Nov 2015


United States of America, 31 Dec 2009, INES: 2

Overexposure to Radiographer

The licensee reported that one of their radiographers received a deep dose equivalent of 55.63 mSv (5.563 rem) during 2009. The licensee stated that the exposure had accumulated over the year and was not the result of a one-time event. The licensee stated that the exposure probably occurred while...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 13 Oct 2015. Last update on 14 Oct 2015


United States of America, 20 Aug 2015, INES: 3

Overexposure to Radiation Worker

This is an isotope manufacturing facility. The licensee technician needed to transfer a Co-60 source drawer into a shielded container called a therapy head. A special handling tool had been bolted to the end of the source drawer and this tool was needed to safely transfer the source back inside...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 26 Aug 2015. Last update on 26 Aug 2015


United States of America, 27 Feb 2015, INES: 2

Overexposure to Nuclear Medicine Technologist

In February 2015, it was determined that a nuclear medicine technologist received a cumulative annual whole body dose of 110 mSv (11 rem) for the time period of September 01, 2014 to January 07, 2015, which exceeds the annual statutory dose limit of 50 mSv (5 rem). The State completed their...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 21 Aug 2015. Last update on 21 Aug 2015


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