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United States of America, 11 Mar 2021, INES: 2

Overexposure to Worker

A radiographer was exposed to Ir-192 sources while working with industrial radiography cameras at a permanent fixed facility. The badge showed the individual involved received a dose of 0.07 Sv (7.2 rem). The radiographer potentially used different radiography cameras with different sources...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 17 Mar 2021. Last update on 17 Mar 2021

Hungary, 11 Feb 2021, INES: 1

Violation of OL&C in the Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility at Paks

On the 11th of February 2021, the on duty operator realized that according to the Nitrogen Monitoring system, the pressure of the monitoring space no. 18/7 has decreased to 800 mbar (however it still has not reached the value described in OL&C). After consulting leaders it has been decided to...
Reported by Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority of Hungary on 17 Feb 2021. Last update on 17 Feb 2021

Mexico, 08 Feb 2021, INES: 1

Stolen Radioactive Source in Mexico on February 8 at some point of the road between Apaseo el Alto and Salamanca, Guanajuato.

On February 8, 2021, the CNSNS received a notification about the theft of a radiography camera (model DELTA 880). The camera was stolen when the radiographer was forced to pull over by criminals. The DELTA 880 camera serial number is D2766 and contains a category 2 radioactive source of...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 09 Feb 2021. Last update on 16 Feb 2021

Belgium, 27 Jan 2021, INES: 2

Research reactor power detectors outside OL&C

During production of medical isotopes, the reactor power measurement chains are displaced to ease this process. Due to this displacement of the power measurements detectors, the measurement range was below the limit of 90 % (which is the limit as described in the Technical Specifications of the...
Reported by Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) of Belgium on 02 Feb 2021. Last update on 02 Feb 2021

Pakistan, 09 Jan 2021, INES: 0

Grid Fluctuations at Chashma Nuclear Power Generating Station Affecting C-1, C-2, C-3 and C-4

On January 09, 2021, C-1, C-2, C-3 and C-4 situated at Chashma Nuclear Power Generating Station faced severe grid fluctuations during operation at around 2341 hrs due to country wide power breakdown. C-1, C-2 and C-4 tripped on 'Reactor Coolant Pump (RCP) Bus Under Frequency' while C-3 tripped on...
Reported by Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) of Pakistan on 02 Mar 2021. Last update on 02 Mar 2021

Finland, 10 Dec 2020, INES: 0

Nuclear Installation Event at OLKILUOTO-2

The INES classification is the same INES 0. This is just update of the event description. Situation at the Olkiluoto unit 2 was initiated 10-12-2020 10:22 UTC when hotter than normal water entered primary circuit water treatment system during maintenance work. The hot water caused breakdown of...
Reported by Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) of Finland on 10 Dec 2020. Last update on 11 Dec 2020

Germany, 08 Dec 2020, INES: 2

Radiation exposure of a hospital employee beyond the statuary annual dose limit

As part of the 177Lu production in an industrial application center (production of radio-pharmaceuticals in radionuclide laboratories) when working in a glove box, a used can-nula was accidentally placed on the floor of the glove box when attempting to throw it into the designated collecting...
Reported by Gesellschaft für Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit of Germany on 28 Jan 2021. Last update on 28 Jan 2021

Finland, 28 Nov 2020, INES: 1

Am-241 meltings

Several orphan Am-241 sources, which were inadvertently included in scrap metal, were melted in a Finnish steel factory. One event happened in 2019 and four events in 2020 as follows - 2019, January 18th, estimated activity 1 100 MBq - 2020, February 28th, estimated activity 1 400 MBq - 2020,...
Reported by Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) of Finland on 08 Apr 2021. Last update on 08 Apr 2021

Iran, Islamic Republic of, 24 Nov 2020, INES: 1

Discovered Ra-226 source in Copper scrap metals

On 24th of November 2020, National Radiation Protection Department (NRPD) received an alarm from a radiation portal monitoring system installed in northwest border for monitoring trucks carrying imported goods. Reported count rate from the truck loaded with copper scrap metals was 10 times of...
Reported by Iran Nuclear Regulatory Authority (INRA) of Iran, Islamic Republic of on 09 Mar 2021. Last update on 09 Mar 2021

Mexico, 19 Sep 2020, INES: 1

Stolen Catgeory-2 source at Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, México.

On September 19, 2020, was stolen from the back of a vehicle parked on public roads the theft an industrial radiography camera (model SPEC 150) owned by the company Radiografía y Ultrasonido Industrial de Veracruz S.A. of C.V. The equipment contains a category 2 radioactive source of Iridium-192...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 08 Mar 2021. Last update on 08 Mar 2021

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