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Turkey, 19 Oct 2016, INES: 2

Overexposure of a member

An industrial radiograph test was performed in Sakarya province, Turkey on October 17,2016 after which a serious radiological incident occured. Test was performed in a normal manner but after the test, the radiological protection officer hurried up and skipped the control that the source was...
Reported by Turkish Atomic Energy Authority of Turkey on 26 Oct 2016. Last update on 26 Oct 2016


United States of America, 24 Aug 2016, INES: 2

Overexposure to Radiographer

The licensee radiographer's dosimetry report for July 2016 recorded a dose of 0.055 Sv (5.5 rem), bringing his total dose to 0.064 Sv (6.4 rem), which is above the statutory limit of 0.05 Sv annually (5 rem) for a radiation worker. The Radiation Safety Officer believes the radiographer may not...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 05 Oct 2016. Last update on 05 Oct 2016


United States of America, 13 Jul 2016, INES: 2

Excessive Deposits of Material Containing Uranium In Scrubber

At a facility authorized to use low-enriched uranium to fabricate commercial nuclear fuel assemblies, excessive deposits of uranium-bearing material were found in the main scrubber and associated ventilation ductwork. The function of the scrubber is to remove gases and particulates from various...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 03 Oct 2016. Last update on 03 Oct 2016


Poland, 25 Aug 2016, INES: 1

Loss of a device containing radioactive sources

On the 25th of August 2016 the lack of two density gauges containing a category 5 radioactive source each (Am-241 activities 240 MBq and 185 MBq) was discovered at a former barite mining facility. The gauges were not in use and were to be disposed of. The gauges were supposedly stolen but the...
Reported by National Atomic Energy Agency of Poland on 31 Aug 2016. Last update on 31 Aug 2016


United States of America, 11 May 2016, INES: 2

Overexposure to Radiographer

During the performance of industrial radiography, the licensee radiographer taped the radiography camera’s guide tube to a jig in preparation for an exposure shot. During the exposure shot, the guide tube fell and the radiographer re-taped it to the jig without first retracting the source back...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 28 Jun 2016. Last update on 28 Jun 2016


Finland, 07 Mar 2016, INES: 1

A sealed radioactive Cs-137 source contaminated the premises of waste management company

Event Abstract: A sealed radioactive Cs-137 source contaminated the premises of waste management company and also the neighboring rooms used by Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK). The event was found out on 7 March 2016. The source, activity presently 360 MBq, had been used...
Reported by Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) of Finland on 23 Jun 2016. Last update on 23 Jun 2016


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