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United States of America, 14 Dec 2022, INES: 2

Worker Exceeded Annual Whole Body Dose Limit

A radiographer received approximately 0.055 Sv (5.5 rem) when a radiograpy exposure was performed. The radiographer was between the source and the pipe being tested for approximately one minute. The distance from the 1.12 TBq (30.4 Ci) Co-60 source to the pipe was two feet. There were a total of...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 23 Dec 2022. Last update on 23 Dec 2022

France, 31 Oct 2022, INES: 2

Exposure of a worker in excess of the statutory dose limit

A worker was carrying out maintenance work close to an X-ray generator used to measure the thickness of steel sheets. The X-ray generator was operating while the maintenance work was in progress, whereas it should have been switched off in order to avoid all risk of accidental exposure of the...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 16 Dec 2022. Last update on 16 Dec 2022

Hungary, 29 May 2022, INES: 1

Violation of Operational Limits and Conditions is the Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility

On March 31, 2022 at 9:45 a.m. the first storage tube – no. 22-A-24 – of the storage tube group no. 22/7 was serviced which means a spent fuel assembly was placed into it, got closed and filled up with N2+He gas. As the nitrogen monitoring system of this storage tube group was not filled up with...
Reported by Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority of Hungary on 27 Jun 2022. Last update on 27 Jun 2022

United Kingdom, 25 May 2022, INES: 2

Exposure of a worker in excess of the statutory dose limit

The routine internal dosimetry monitoring programme identified an unexplained positive result for one worker. Extensive investigation, including bioassay data analysis and a detailed review of working circumstances and facility state, concluded that the worker received an internal (effective)...
Reported by Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) of United Kingdom on 19 Oct 2022. Last update on 19 Oct 2022

Belgium, 05 May 2022, INES: 2

Exposure of industrial radiographer

During the quality control of the welds of a newly installed piping, the radiographer performing the operations was exposed to the radiation of a 737 GBq Se-75 source during a short period of time (approximately between 60 and 90 seconds). During the removal of the collimator, the radiographer did...
Reported by Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) of Belgium on 18 May 2022. Last update on 18 May 2022

Hungary, 21 Apr 2022, INES: 1

Rod type source of a level gauge became open

In Nitrogénművek Co. Ltd. (Pétfürdő, Hungary) urea production plant operators realized abnormal parameters during production. Following the technological procedures LB 3223-1 Compack fixed level gauge (produced by Berthold) found to be failed. During the inspection of fixed level gauge, stainless...
Reported by Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority of Hungary on 09 May 2022. Last update on 09 May 2022

Hungary, 24 Mar 2022, INES: 2

Exposure of radiographer over annual statutory dose limit

A radiographer of Borsodchem Co. Ltd. received approximately 133,5 mSv dose when a radiography source was unable to be retracted into an industrial radiography device. The radiographer handled the guide tube and collimator with the 2,782 TBq Se-75 source in an unshielded position. Finally the...
Reported by Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority of Hungary on 08 Jun 2022. Last update on 08 Jun 2022

Iran, Islamic Republic of, 27 Feb 2022, INES: 0

Discovered Ra-226 source in copper scrap metals

On 27th February 2022, the National Radiation Protection Department (NRPD) of Iran Nuclear Regulatory Authority (INRA) received an alarm from a Radiation Portal Monitoring System (RPMS) installed in west border of the country for monitoring trucks carrying imported goods. Reported count rate from...
Reported by Iran Nuclear Regulatory Authority (INRA) of Iran, Islamic Republic of on 12 Jun 2022. Last update on 12 Jun 2022

Poland, 08 Feb 2022, INES: 3

Damaged radiation source out of regulatory control

On February 8, 2022 an alarm from a radiation portal monitoring system was activated at the metal scrap yard in Dąbrowa Górnicza. The alarm was triggered by a courier parcel. The services of the regional governor were directed to the site in order to take radiometric measurements. The parcel...
Reported by Radiation Emergency Centre, National Atomic Energy Agency of Poland on 25 May 2022. Last update on 25 May 2022

Germany, 08 Dec 2021, INES: 2

Equivalent dose for extremities (hand) exceeding statuary annual limits

During a medical injection of a diagnostic radiopharmaceutical (Tc-99m, 375 MBq) to a patient, the medical worker carrying out the injection received a hand skin exposure. While adjusting the cannula a plug at the cannula was opened by mistake and radioactive substance was spilled out. The hand of...
Reported by Gesellschaft für Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) mbH of Germany on 17 Mar 2022. Last update on 17 Mar 2022

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