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France, 20 Oct 2017, INES: 2

Overexposure of a radiologists (hands exposure)

A radiologist, using a scanner for interventional radiology practices, has been exposed to an equivalent dose for the extremities of more than 500mSv, which is the yearly statutory limit, measured at the end of the first quarter of 2017. The assessment of the event shows that incorrect...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 14 Feb 2018. Last update on 14 Feb 2018


Mexico, 08 Feb 2018, INES: 1

Stolen Moisture/Density Gauge in León, Guanajuato

On 9 February 2018 at 16:00 UTC a notification via email was received by the Nuclear Safety Commission of Mexico (CNSNS) that a CPN moisture/density gauge, model MC-3-122 containing two radioactive sources of Am241:Be (1.79 GBq, SN 9725NK) and Cs-137 (252 MBq, SN 1162CX) was stolen from the back of...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 13 Feb 2018. Last update on 13 Feb 2018


France, 09 Nov 2017, INES: 2

Insufficient seismic resistance of emergency diesel generators

Surge (expansion) tanks of emergency diesel generators were found corroded.Inadequate maintenance lead to not identify the corrosion and as consequence manage it. Their condition was such that their expected seismic resistance was not ensured. Both of the two EDGs were concerned on Paluel reactors...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 25 Jan 2018. Last update on 25 Jan 2018


United States of America, 01 Dec 2017, INES: 2

Worker Overexposure

A cyclotron technician received 719 mSv (71.9 rem) to the left hand for the period of 11/6/2017 to 11/19/2017. The licensee contributed the dose to one of two instances that occurred during this period of time. 1) The technician worked on cleaning and rebuilding the central region of a cyclotron,...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 19 Jan 2018. Last update on 19 Jan 2018


Mexico, 16 Oct 2017, INES: 1

Stolen and recovered radioagraphy camera

On October 16th, 2017, at 10:00 hours UTC-6, The Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias (the regulatory body) received a notification from a licensee that at 07:40 UTC-6, of the same day, a camera (SPEC 150 serial number 2295) containing an active source of 0.3 Ci of Ir-192 was...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 19 Oct 2017. Last update on 19 Oct 2017


France, 02 Aug 2017, INES: 2

Risk of loss of heat sink in case of an earthquake - 20 reactors concerned

In the event of an earthquake, a potential rupture of pipes from the water supply systems of the fire protection network (JPP circuit) and raw water filtration (SFI or CFI circuit) would flood the engines of the pumps from the raw water system (SEC), leading to the inoperability of the heat...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 16 Oct 2017. Last update on 16 Oct 2017


Australia, 22 Aug 2017, INES: 3

Exposure to Hands of Quality Control Analyst

A QC analyst, according to routine procedure, attempted to de-cap a crimped seal of a vial containing 4.5GBq of Mo-99 in a volume of 0.6ml of liquid. The vial was accidently dropped within the fume cupboard and splashed onto the gloves of the analyst. The analyst was wearing two pair of gloves and...
Reported by Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency of Australia on 03 Oct 2017. Last update on 03 Oct 2017


France, 18 Aug 2017, INES: 2

Insufficient seismic resistance of a part of the canal embankment along the Tricastin NPP

Tricastin NPP is located at the immediate border of the Donzère-Mondragon canal. The NPP base level is situated 6 meters under the normal operation level of the canal. After the Fukushima Daiichi accident, ASN has requested EDF to conduct supplementary assessment of the canal embankment and any...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 28 Sep 2017. Last update on 28 Sep 2017


Sweden, 21 Sep 2017, INES: 2

Contamination event at research facility

On the 21 of September 2017 an event occured at Studsvik Nuclear AB in Sweden (SNAB). In the hot cell laboratory (HCL) the fire alarm was trigged accidentally and inergen gas was pressed into the cells in the cell line. This, in return, pushed contaminated air out from the cells. The contaminated...
Reported by Swedish Radiation Safety Authority of Sweden on 26 Sep 2017. Last update on 05 Dec 2017


Mexico, 01 Aug 2017, INES: 1

Stolen radioactive material

A portable CPN moisture/density gauge, Model #MC1, containing two sealed sources of radioactive material was stolen at approximately 16:20 hours (UTC-6) on August 1st, 2017, in San Nicolas de los Garza, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The gauge contains approximately 209 MBq of Cesium - 137 and 1.77 GBq of...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 03 Aug 2017. Last update on 03 Aug 2017


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