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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

South Africa, 06 Nov 2016, INES: 2

Transport of package containing a radioactive source from Kenya to South Africa

A parcel containing an industrial radiography sealed source was transported from Kenya to South Africa. The package was labelled as empty (UN2908) and was handled as a general luggage during transportation in a South African Airways passenger flight. On arrival at the final destination the dose...
Reported by South Africa National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) of South Africa on 06 Jan 2017. Last update on 06 Jan 2017

Germany, 12 Dec 2016, INES: 2

Inadvertent damage of a Se-75 source

On December the 12th, 2016, a Se-75 source was inadvertently damaged during re-pair work on faulty radiography equipment. The work was performed in Düsseldorf region in North Rhine-Westphalia by a specialized company within a controlled area. The source contained about 1.3 Terabecquerel Se-75. The...
Reported by Gesellschaft für Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit of Germany on 23 Dec 2016. Last update on 23 Dec 2016

Mexico, 05 Aug 2016, INES: 1

Stolen Source at Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico

On August 5th, 2016 at 06:39 (EST) a report was received from the Emergency System and therefore to CNSNS (the regulatory body) informing the theft of a Stolen Source at Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. The device was a moisture/density gauge with Am241/Be (1.65GBq) and Cs-137 (370 MBq) On...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 02 Dec 2016. Last update on 02 Dec 2016

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