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France, 11 Feb 2020, INES: 2

Internal contamination of a worker in a fuel pellets fabrication workshop

The event occurred in the pelleting workshop, where mixtures of plutonium and uranium oxide powders are compacted into cylindrical pellets. These operations are carried out in glove boxes. While cleaning a glove box containing a compacting press, one of the gloves was punctured, causing atmospheric...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 04 Jul 2020. Last update on 04 Jul 2020


United Kingdom, 31 Dec 2019, INES: 2

Lens of the eye overexposure to interventionalist radiologist

During interventional radiography procedures for medical purposes, one operator received a cumulative dose to the lens of the eye, over one year, in excess of a statutory dose limit. The increasing dose to the lens of the eye was not observed in the monthly dosimetry reports until the end of 2019....
Reported by Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) of United Kingdom on 26 Jun 2020. Last update on 26 Jun 2020


Norway, 12 Dec 2019, INES: 1

Discovered Ra-226 source in transport container containing scrap metal.

Ra-226 source found, activity estimated to 73 MBq, indications suggest it is a Static Eliminator, manufactured before 1970. Dose rate at surface 850 microSv/h and at 1 meter 15 microSv/hour. There has been no release or significant doses to workers or members of the public (max worker dose of...
Reported by Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority of Norway on 13 Feb 2020. Last update on 13 Feb 2020


Germany, 29 Nov 2019, INES: 2

Overexposure of two workers during radiography

Overexposure of two workers during radiography Two employees of a company for non-destructive material testing were exposed to 30 and 100 mSv respectively. On 29th November 2019, the employees tested materials with a Ir-192 source in the bunker of the company. The employees have to wear...
Reported by Gesellschaft für Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit of Germany on 22 Feb 2020. Last update on 22 Feb 2020


Mexico, 16 Nov 2019, INES: 2

Potential uncontrolled access to room with radiation greater than 1000 mR / hr

On November 16, 2019, Laguna Verde NPP Unit 1 was increasing power from 65% after performing maintenance activities on one turbine stop valve. At 17:15 hrs. the physical security guard informed that the door to access the room TB-313 was closed but not correctly secured by its padlock. The room...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 26 Nov 2019. Last update on 26 Nov 2019


United Kingdom, 12 Nov 2019, INES: 2

Loss of liquor from the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo original building primary containment

The nuclear site licence holder for the Sellafield site has determined that radioactive liquid is being lost from the original building of the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo. The Magnox Swarf Storage Silo facility is used to store the waste cladding material that was removed from used Magnox nuclear...
Reported by Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) of United Kingdom on 06 Jan 2020. Last update on 06 Jan 2020


France, 08 Oct 2019, INES: 2

Non-compliance with OL&C during operations to drain the reactor main primary system

On 11 October 2019, the operator reported a significant safety event to ASN concerning non-compliance with the general operating rules during operations to drain the reactor 2 main primary system on the Golfech NPP. On 8 October 2019, the reactor was being shut down so that part of its fuel...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 05 Dec 2019. Last update on 05 Dec 2019


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


Mexico, 25 Sep 2019, INES: 2

STOLEN DENSITITY GAUGE

On september 25, 2019, at 15:20 UTC, a density gauge equipment (CPN model MC1) was stolen in Reynosa city, Tamaulipas State, when the personnel stopped at a convenience store, leaving the vehicle unattended. The equipment serial number is MD10700323, containing a 50 mCi Am241/Be source and a 10 mCi...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 06 Nov 2019. Last update on 06 Nov 2019


Spain, 20 Sep 2019, INES: 2

Overexposure of a worker while performing industrial radiography

On September 20, 2019 CSN received a communication of a potential overexposure of a worker while performing industrial radiography of components with category 2 sources of Ir-192 in the authorized bunkers of the installation. The August monthly dose on the personal dosimeter was 193.40 mSv,...
Reported by Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear (CSN) of Spain on 13 Dec 2019. Last update on 13 Dec 2019


Mexico, 09 Sep 2019, INES: 0

Lost of radioactive sealed source

On September 10th, 2019, at 22:00 UTC, the National Commission on Nuclear Safety and Safeguards (CNSNS) was informed about the lost of a brachytherapy seed of Cs-137 with an activity of 1.067 GBq (SN. ET209) within a medical facility. This category 5 radioactive source is a property of Servicios de...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 06 Nov 2019. Last update on 06 Nov 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


Switzerland, 21 Jun 2019, INES: 2

Eye contamination with Ga-68 droplet

A radiation worker in radiopharmacy was manipulating samples for quality control in a laminar flow box from a closed vial containing a Ga-68 solution with an activity of 700 MBq. By piercing the opening of the vial with a syringe, a droplet has been sprayed out and contaminated his right eye. The...
Reported by Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate - ENSI of Switzerland on 19 Dec 2019. Last update on 19 Dec 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


Korea, Republic of, 10 May 2019, INES: 2

Auxiliary feedwater system actuation and manual reactor trip due to careless withdrawal of control rods at Hanbit Unit 1

On May 10 2019, 10:31, during low power physics test to measure the control rods worth, reactor power rapidly increased up to 18.06%. Due to the heat transfer from the reactor coolant system, the level of SGs (steam generators) increased beyond the H-H level set-point and thus it caused generation...
Reported by Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) of Korea, Republic of on 18 Jun 2020. Last update on 18 Jun 2020


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


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