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Slovak Republic, 01 Oct 2019, INES: 1

Theft and recovery of a moisture/density gauge

On 1 October 2019 at 8:00 (local) a notification by the licensee was received at the Ministry of Transport (MT) that a moisture/density gauge, model TROXLER 4640-B, containing Cs-137 (0,3 GBq) was stolen from a parked vehicle. The theft took place during the night, as the driver left the vehicle...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic (UJD SR) of Slovak Republic on 04 Oct 2019. Last update on 04 Oct 2019


United States of America, 01 Apr 2019, INES: 2

Overexposure to Workers

A licensee reported that three individuals may have been exposed to Am-241. An individual was cleaning up a small area of contamination using a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtered vacuum cleaner. The vacuum cleaner was previously used in a different area to clean up Am-241 metal. The...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 30 Sep 2019. Last update on 30 Sep 2019


United Kingdom, 31 Mar 2019, INES: 2

Hand contamination and overexposure of workers at a nuclear medical facility

During the dispensing of Flourine-18 vials for medical purposes two operators received radioactive contamination to their hands. The incident occurred in a radiopharmacy associated with a positron emission tomography (PET) scanning facility. The presence of Flourine-18 on the hands of two operators...
Reported by Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) of United Kingdom on 19 Sep 2019. Last update on 19 Sep 2019


Australia, 21 Jun 2019, INES: 2

Hand contamination of radiation workers

Three operators were contaminated during the transfer of a Mo-99 inner container from the packaging hot cell to the helium leak test station inside the facility. The inner container was loaded with Mo-99 product in a bottle. The outer surface of the inner container was cross contaminated with...
Reported by Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency of Australia on 09 Jul 2019. Last update on 06 Aug 2019


India, 26 Jun 2019, INES: 1

Loss and subsequent recovery of a radiography device containing source

On June 25, 2019, a radiography agency undertook transportation of an industrial radiography exposure device (model Delta-880) containing Ir-192 source of 1.53 TBq in a vehicle from Navi Mumbai to a radiography site at Shikrapur, Pune in Maharashtra. Three persons i.e. a radiographer, a driver and...
Reported by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board of India on 08 Jul 2019. Last update on 08 Jul 2019


France, 06 May 2019, INES: 2

Emergency diesel generators - earthquake resistance risk

The event concerns a risk of damage to the piping owing to their potential contact with the civil engineering structures of the emergency diesel generator (EDG) sets in the event of an earthquake. Depending on the reactor, emergency diesel generators and their platform are either fixed to the...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 28 May 2019. Last update on 28 May 2019


France, 24 Apr 2019, INES: 2

Overexposure of a worker

The worker concerned carries out climatic control and energy maintenance services on the sites of customers of Eiffage Energie Systeme. Some of these sites perform nuclear activities that can expose the workers (internal or external) to ionising radiation. As a prevention measure, this worker was...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 27 May 2019. Last update on 27 May 2019


Iran, Islamic Republic of, 18 Dec 2018, INES: 3

Overexposure of two workers

On 2nd of January 2019, National Radiation Protection Department (NRPD) was received a report regarding the overexposure of two workers on 18th of December 2018. According to the report of the licensee that is a private company, after the performance of industrial radiography in KHORASANE RAZAVI...
Reported by Iran Nuclear Regulatory Authority (INRA) of Iran, Islamic Republic of on 13 May 2019. Last update on 13 May 2019


United States of America, 11 Apr 2019, INES: 2

Overexposure to Radiographer

A radiographer working in the permanent shooting room at one of the licensee’s facilities, cranked out a 2.48 TBq (67 Ci) Ir-192 source for an exposure and did not crank the source back into the exposure device before setting up for the next exposure. Upon badge processing, it was determined that...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 19 Apr 2019. Last update on 19 Apr 2019


Germany, 11 Jan 2019, INES: 1

Co60 source discovered in a scrap metal delivery

A Co60 source was found in a container on the site of a metal recycling company near the Port of Hamburg. It was part of a scrap metal delivery originating from Western Africa. The source was finally identified as a metal cylinder of approx. 1 cm radius and 10 cm length packed in a cloth bag. The...
Reported by Gesellschaft für Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit of Germany on 22 Mar 2019. Last update on 22 Mar 2019


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