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United States of America, 15 May 2017, INES: 2

Overexposure to Radiographer

During the performance of industrial radiography, the licensee radiographer approached the collimator without his survey meter. The radiographer positioned the collimator in preparation for an exposure shot without first retracting the 3.552 TBq (96 Ci) Se-75 source back inside the camera. Based on...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 24 May 2017. Last update on 24 May 2017


United Kingdom, 05 Feb 2017, INES: 2

Over Exposure of an Operator From a Puncture Wound During Work in an Active Glovebox

Routine glovebox work was taking place to empty a glovebox sump to clear a level alarm. The operator's first action used the normal plant methods; no equipment is removed from the sump to do this. As the alarm did not clear, the operator proceeded to remove and clean the probe, a task that the...
Reported by Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) of United Kingdom on 26 Apr 2017. Last update on 26 Apr 2017


Mexico, 23 Apr 2017, INES: 2

Stolen source in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco

On April 24th, 2017 at 12:51 hours UTC-6, the National Commission of Nuclear Safety and Safeguards (the mexican regulatory authority) received a notification from a licensee, that on April 23th, 2017, at 03:00 UTC-6, a vehicle transporting an industrial radiography device, containing a source of...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 25 Apr 2017. Last update on 25 Apr 2017


United States of America, 31 Dec 2016, INES: 1

Overexposure to Radiographer

As a result of a recent inspection by the State of Oklahoma, the licensee has learned that one of their radiographers received an annual whole body dose of 58.1 mSv (5.81 rem) for calendar year 2016. The overdose was accumulated over the course of the year. There were no unusual circumstances...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 21 Apr 2017. Last update on 21 Apr 2017


France, 14 Apr 2017, INES: 1

Stolen gamma densitometer

During the night of 13 to 14 April 2017, a gamma densitometer (Troxler 3440), which was used on a levelling work site, has been stolen from its storage location (Southern France). It contains 2 radiation sources as follows : 1 Cesium 137 of 296 MBq activity 1 Americium/Beryllium 241 of 1480 MBq...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 14 Apr 2017. Last update on 14 Apr 2017


Mexico, 13 Feb 2017, INES: 1

Stolen source in San Juan del Río, Queretaro, Mexico

On February 13th, 2017 at aproximately 11:30 hours (UTC-6) in the 4+500 kilometer highway Palmillas, Apaseo el Alto, in San Juan del Rio, Queretaro, Mexico, a nuclear density gauge was stolen. The device is a density gauge that contains the following radioactive sources: Am-241/Be with an...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 02 Mar 2017. Last update on 02 Mar 2017


Mexico, 23 Jan 2017, INES: 1

Stolen and recovered nuclear densimeter

On January 23th, 2017 at approximately 16:30 hours (UTC-6) in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, occurred the armed robbery of a vehicle that was transporting a CPN nuclear densimeter that contained the radioactive sources Cs-137 serial number 8961GQ and Am-241/Be serial number 9144NK. On January...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 02 Mar 2017. Last update on 02 Mar 2017


Norway, 24 Oct 2016, INES: 1

Fuel fail and emission from research reactor

Fuel rods were unloaded October 17 2016, and placed in an open container in the handling compartment. The reactor was then in shutdown. On October 20th increased levels of noble gasses were detected in the filters from the handling compartment. The fuel in the handling compartment was inspected...
Reported by Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority of Norway on 02 Mar 2017. Last update on 02 Mar 2017


United Kingdom, 08 Jan 2017, INES: 2

Personal Contamination at Reprocessing Plant

Sampling of radioactive material was taking place on a reprocessing facility. This sampling task is performed twice daily and experienced senior staff are used to perform the operation. On this occasion a Shift Team Leader was engaged to undertake the task. Upon leaving the building and using the...
Reported by Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) of United Kingdom on 01 Mar 2017. Last update on 01 Mar 2017


United Kingdom, 15 Aug 2016, INES: 2

Electronic Personal Dosimeter went into Alarm during X-ray Radiography Operations

Radiographers were working in a cell in a redundant reprocessing facility, carrying out digital imaging of legacy crates using X-rays in order to identify their contents. This cell is an area of known high background radiation containing ten legacy crates. A previous health physics survey of...
Reported by Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) of United Kingdom on 20 Jan 2017. Last update on 20 Jan 2017


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