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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


France, 06 May 2019, INES: 2

Emergency diesel generators - earthquake resistance risk

The event concerns a risk of damage to the piping owing to their potential contact with the civil engineering structures of the emergency diesel generator (EDG) sets in the event of an earthquake. Depending on the reactor, emergency diesel generators and their platform are either fixed to the...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 28 May 2019. Last update on 28 May 2019


France, 24 Apr 2019, INES: 2

Overexposure of a worker

The worker concerned carries out climatic control and energy maintenance services on the sites of customers of Eiffage Energie Systeme. Some of these sites perform nuclear activities that can expose the workers (internal or external) to ionising radiation. As a prevention measure, this worker was...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 27 May 2019. Last update on 04 Dec 2019


Iran, Islamic Republic of, 18 Dec 2018, INES: 3

Overexposure of two workers

On 2nd of January 2019, National Radiation Protection Department (NRPD) was received a report regarding the overexposure of two workers on 18th of December 2018. According to the report of the licensee that is a private company, after the performance of industrial radiography in KHORASANE RAZAVI...
Reported by Iran Nuclear Regulatory Authority (INRA) of Iran, Islamic Republic of on 13 May 2019. Last update on 13 May 2019


United States of America, 11 Apr 2019, INES: 2

Overexposure to Radiographer

A radiographer working in the permanent shooting room at one of the licensee’s facilities, cranked out a 2.48 TBq (67 Ci) Ir-192 source for an exposure and did not crank the source back into the exposure device before setting up for the next exposure. Upon badge processing, it was determined that...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 19 Apr 2019. Last update on 19 Apr 2019


Germany, 11 Jan 2019, INES: 1

Co60 source discovered in a scrap metal delivery

A Co60 source was found in a container on the site of a metal recycling company near the Port of Hamburg. It was part of a scrap metal delivery originating from Western Africa. The source was finally identified as a metal cylinder of approx. 1 cm radius and 10 cm length packed in a cloth bag. The...
Reported by Gesellschaft für Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit of Germany on 22 Mar 2019. Last update on 22 Mar 2019


Netherlands, 07 Mar 2019, INES: 2

Dangerous Co60 sources discovered in scrap metal containers

On 13 November 2018, 28 January 2019 and 7 March 2019 potentially dangerous Co-60 sources were found in scrap metal containers. In all cases, the sources were discovered as a result of the triggering of alarms of radiation detection portal monitors. In the three shipments, identical sources...
Reported by Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection of Netherlands on 21 Mar 2019. Last update on 21 Mar 2019


Mexico, 12 Feb 2019, INES: 2

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

Event Description On February 12, 2019, while preparations for leak testing were made to valve 1-FPCC-MV-7948 by predictive maintenance personnel, they reported to the technician of the reactor control point that the shield that serves as a barrier to controlling the area with high radiation>...
Reported by Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias of Mexico on 19 Mar 2019. Last update on 19 Mar 2019


Pakistan, 14 Jan 2019, INES: 1

Lost and Subsequent Recovery of a Radioactive Source

On January 14, 2019, an industrial radiographer associated with Wajedo International Corporation (Private) Limited started his journey from Sadiqabad to Daharki site to perform radiography job while carrying Gamma projector (YG-192S) with radioactive source of Ir-192 (10Ci) placed in the back...
Reported by Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) of Pakistan on 08 Mar 2019. Last update on 08 Mar 2019


France, 31 Jan 2019, INES: 2

Overexposure of a worker (nuclear medicine department of a hospital, hands exposure)

A worker in the nuclear medicine department of the Angers Hospital has received a dose of 723 mSv to the hands during the month of November 2018. Due to late transmission of dosimeters, it was known only in January 2019. Investigation at the hospital could not identify the causes for the...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 04 Mar 2019. Last update on 04 Mar 2019


Hungary, 21 Jan 2019, INES: 1

Drop of a source into a logging well

On the 21st of January 2019 a well-logging geophysical probe containing 239 GBq activity 241-Am-Be sealed source was dropped to the bottom of a1800 m deep well near Pecs city, Hungary. The cause of the event was the break of the probe head due to material failure. The measurements of the drilling...
Reported by Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority of Hungary on 08 Feb 2019. Last update on 19 Feb 2019


India, 16 Jan 2019, INES: 1

Loss and subsequent recovery of a radioactive source

On January 14, 2019, a shielded container (Type-A package) having Cs-137 source of 80 GBq (meant for well logging purpose) was transported in a vehicle from the drilling site (Malleshwaram, Andhra Pradesh) to logging base of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), Rajahmundry in Andhra...
Reported by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board of India on 31 Jan 2019. Last update on 31 Jan 2019


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