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Finland, 21 Sep 2018, INES: 1

Am-241 source melting

An orphan Am-241 source, which was inadvertently included in scrap metal, was melted on September 21st, 2018 in a Finnish steel factory. The melting of the source was detected by the radiation pulse rate monitoring within the steelworks smelting process. The activity of melted source can not be...
Reported by Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) of Finland on 16 Oct 2018. Last update on 16 Oct 2018


Finland, 15 Sep 2018, INES: 1

Am-241 source melting

An orphan Am-241 source, which was inadvertently included in scrap metal, was melted on September 15th, 2018 in a Finnish steel factory. The melting of the source was detected by the radiation pulse rate monitoring within the steelworks smelting process. The activity of melted the source can not...
Reported by Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) of Finland on 16 Oct 2018. Last update on 16 Oct 2018


Finland, 26 Jul 2018, INES: 1

Am-241 source melting

An orphan Am-241 source, which was inadvertently included in scrap metal, was melted on July 26th, 2018 in a Finnish steel factory. The melting of the source was detected by the radiation pulse rate monitoring within the steelworks smelting process. The activity of the melted source can not be...
Reported by Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) of Finland on 16 Oct 2018. Last update on 17 Oct 2018


United Kingdom, 24 Sep 2018, INES: 2

Misdelivered Radioactive Transport Packages

On 24 September 2018 two Americium-241/Beryllium (Am-241/Be) industrial radiography sources, each with an activity of 666GBq, were transiting through Heathrow airport (London). On arrival at Heathrow the sources were rejected for onward airfreight due to the inability to X-ray the contents. The...
Reported by Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) of United Kingdom on 12 Oct 2018. Last update on 12 Oct 2018


United States of America, 06 May 2015, INES: 2

Worker Overexposure

On 5/6/2015, a worker received an extremity overexposure while conducting radiographic operations at an industrial facility. A radio communication that occurred while the radiographer was relocating the collimator was misunderstood by the radiographer assistant as direction to crank out the 2.59...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 31 Jul 2018. Last update on 31 Jul 2018


Mexico, 06 Jul 2018, INES: 1

Stolen industrial radiography device in Mexico City

On July 8th. 2018, the National Commission for Nuclear Safety and Safeguards was informed that an industrial radiography device was stolen, with an Ir-192 radioactive source inside. The event occurred on July 6th. 2018, aproximately at 15:00 hours (EST), in Mexico City, when an employee of a...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 09 Jul 2018. Last update on 23 Jul 2018


Finland, 14 Mar 2018, INES: 2

Overexposure of a worker

An animal keeper was contaminated with I-131 in a veterinary clinic on March 14 2018. The veterinary clinic uses I-131 for feline hyperthyroidism treatments. On the treatment iodine is administrated to the cat as a single injection under the skin. On March 14 2018 five cats were treated with...
Reported by Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) of Finland on 01 Jun 2018. Last update on 01 Jun 2018


United States of America, 06 Apr 2018, INES: 2

Worker Overexposure

A radiographer received a whole body dose of 60 mSv (6.0 rem) on or about 4/6/2018. The radiographer was working at a fabrication shop with a radiography camera containing a 3.804 TBq (102.8 Ci) Ir-192 source. The radiographer finished performing radiography exposures in one location then carried...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 19 Apr 2018. Last update on 14 May 2018


United States of America, 14 Mar 2018, INES: 2

Worker Overexposure

A radiographer trainer received a whole body dose of 58 mSv (5.8 rem) on 3/14/2018. The radiographer assistant received a whole body dose of 46 mSv (4.6 rem). The licensee believes that the radiographers may have received the doses as a result of not fully retracting the 3.3 TBq (88.9 Ci) Ir-192...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 29 Mar 2018. Last update on 29 Mar 2018


Pakistan, 04 Aug 2017, INES: 2

Overexposure of Workers after Moderator Heavy Water Leak from Bonnet Gasket of Moderator Storage Tank Outlet Valve

On August 02, 2017, plant was in shutdown state when bonnet gasket of moderator drain tank outlet valve was replaced as per preventive maintenance program. After the maintenance work, moderator drain tank was slowly filled with heavy water on August 04, 2017 while its outlet valve was kept close as...
Reported by Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) of Pakistan on 23 Feb 2018. Last update on 23 Feb 2018


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