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Hungary, 19 May 2021, INES: 2

Exposure of a worker over annual statutory dose limit

A radiography worker was performing radiographic testing with an ERESCO200 MF industrial X-ray machine. During the activity between two explosion the worker had to enter the explosion area and only when he returned to the X-ray machine he realized that the X-ray machine was not switched off. During...
Reported by Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority of Hungary on 20 Jul 2022. Last update on 20 Jul 2022


Hungary, 29 May 2022, INES: 1

Violation of Operational Limits and Conditions is the Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility

On March 31, 2022 at 9:45 a.m. the first storage tube – no. 22-A-24 – of the storage tube group no. 22/7 was serviced which means a spent fuel assembly was placed into it, got closed and filled up with N2+He gas. As the nitrogen monitoring system of this storage tube group was not filled up with...
Reported by Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority of Hungary on 27 Jun 2022. Last update on 27 Jun 2022


Iran, Islamic Republic of, 27 Feb 2022, INES: 0

Discovered Ra-226 source in copper scrap metals

On 27th February 2022, the National Radiation Protection Department (NRPD) of Iran Nuclear Regulatory Authority (INRA) received an alarm from a Radiation Portal Monitoring System (RPMS) installed in west border of the country for monitoring trucks carrying imported goods. Reported count rate from...
Reported by Iran Nuclear Regulatory Authority (INRA) of Iran, Islamic Republic of on 12 Jun 2022. Last update on 12 Jun 2022


Hungary, 24 Mar 2022, INES: 2

Exposure of radiographer over annual statutory dose limit

A radiographer of Borsodchem Co. Ltd. received approximately 133,5 mSv dose when a radiography source was unable to be retracted into an industrial radiography device. The radiographer handled the guide tube and collimator with the 2,782 TBq Se-75 source in an unshielded position. Finally the...
Reported by Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority of Hungary on 08 Jun 2022. Last update on 08 Jun 2022


Poland, 08 Feb 2022, INES: 3

Damaged radiation source out of regulatory control

On February 8, 2022 an alarm from a radiation portal monitoring system was activated at the metal scrap yard in Dąbrowa Górnicza. The alarm was triggered by a courier parcel. The services of the regional governor were directed to the site in order to take radiometric measurements. The parcel...
Reported by Radiation Emergency Centre, National Atomic Energy Agency of Poland on 25 May 2022. Last update on 25 May 2022


Belgium, 05 May 2022, INES: 2

Exposure of industrial radiographer

During the quality control of the welds of a newly installed piping, the radiographer performing the operations was exposed to the radiation of a 737 GBq Se-75 source during a short period of time (approximately between 60 and 90 seconds). During the removal of the collimator, the radiographer did...
Reported by Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) of Belgium on 18 May 2022. Last update on 18 May 2022


Hungary, 21 Apr 2022, INES: 1

Rod type source of a level gauge became open

In Nitrogénművek Co. Ltd. (Pétfürdő, Hungary) urea production plant operators realized abnormal parameters during production. Following the technological procedures LB 3223-1 Compack fixed level gauge (produced by Berthold) found to be failed. During the inspection of fixed level gauge, stainless...
Reported by Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority of Hungary on 09 May 2022. Last update on 09 May 2022


Japan, 29 May 2021, INES: 3

Worker exposure to X-ray generator

On May 29, 2021 the fluorescent X-ray adhesion meter (output 50kV x 40mA) was inspected and calibrated at the Nippon Steel Setouchi Works in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture. There are three main operations for irradiating X-rays with this device. ・ Power supply to this device ・ Increase the...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Authority of Japan on 09 May 2022. Last update on 09 May 2022


Germany, 08 Dec 2021, INES: 2

Equivalent dose for extremities (hand) exceeding statuary annual limits

During a medical injection of a diagnostic radiopharmaceutical (Tc-99m, 375 MBq) to a patient, the medical worker carrying out the injection received a hand skin exposure. While adjusting the cannula a plug at the cannula was opened by mistake and radioactive substance was spilled out. The hand of...
Reported by Gesellschaft für Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) mbH of Germany on 17 Mar 2022. Last update on 17 Mar 2022


Sweden, 23 Nov 2021, INES: 2

Exposure of workers in excess of statutory annual dose limits

On November 23, 2021 two workers were carrying out a pipe inspection using a portable X-ray generator. While trying to start up the X-ray generator after adjusting some parameters, the workers realized that the device was already on. The workers could not remember exactly when the X-ray generator...
Reported by Swedish Radiation Safety Authority of Sweden on 18 Jan 2022. Last update on 18 Jan 2022


Hungary, 10 Jan 2022, INES: 2

Higher dose rate in an operating area due to inappropriate positioning of a Co-60 source

On 10th of January 2022, six pieces of Co-60 sealed radioactive sources, with 74 TBq activity each, were moved from a UKITB-250-6 type transport container at a working place of the Institute of Isotopes Ltd. During the procedure one sealed source was misplaced within the container into a less...
Reported by Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority of Hungary on 14 Jan 2022. Last update on 14 Jan 2022


United States of America, 22 Oct 2019, INES: 2

Overexposure to worker due to iridium-192 contamination event

On October 22, 2019, a worker was manually drilling a container with 39.96 GBq (1080 mCi) of iridium-192 in ceramic tracer beads. The worker was not wearing eye or face shields. An accident occurred and material from the drilling struck the worker's face and eyes. Immediately after, the worker...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 22 Dec 2021. Last update on 22 Dec 2021


United Kingdom, 22 Jul 2021, INES: 2

Automatic trip of both reactors following loss of off-site electric supplies

On the 22 July 2021 at 14:57, following failure of a National Grid transformer located offsite, Heysham 1 experienced a complete loss of 400kV power supplies. Both reactors were operating at nominal full power prior to the incident, and both tripped automatically. The back-up power supply...
Reported by Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) of United Kingdom on 01 Dec 2021. Last update on 10 Jan 2022


Spain, 20 Jul 2021, INES: 2

Overexposure of two workers

The dosimetry service of an industrial radiography facility identified that the TLD of two workers at this facility had exceeded the annual dose limit. The irradiation source was an Ir-192 gammagraph, in which the source got stuck during irradiation work. The first worker had received a dose of...
Reported by Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear (CSN) of Spain on 26 Nov 2021. Last update on 26 Nov 2021


United States of America, 06 Oct 2021, INES: 2

Worker Exceeded Annual Whole Body Dose Limit

A radiographer received approximately 0.093 Sv (9.3 rem) when a radiography source was unable to be retracted into an industrial radiography device. The radiographer handled the guide tube and collimator with the 3.367 TBq (91 Ci) Ir-192 source in an unshielded position. Dose reconstruction and...
Reported by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of United States of America on 21 Oct 2021. Last update on 21 Oct 2021


United Kingdom, 11 Dec 2020, INES: 2

Hands skin exposure

The incident occurred at a radio-pharmacy facility used to produce Technetium-99m doses for medical purposes. One operator received a needle stick injury during the drawing of radiopharmaceutical doses from Technetium-99m elute stock. Dose estimates have been made based upon assumptions that were...
Reported by Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) of United Kingdom on 19 Oct 2021. Last update on 19 Oct 2021


Hungary, 23 May 2021, INES: 1

Failure of a defectoscope during industrial radiography test

The VOLVID PLC conducted gamma radiography to inspect welded joints at an industrial site of Borsodchem PLC at Kacincbarcika. The inspection was executed by a GammaMat SE device, containing a Category 3 Se-75 sealed radioactive source with 1,71 TBq activity. Upon competition of the inspection, the...
Reported by Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority of Hungary on 14 Sep 2021. Last update on 14 Sep 2021


France, 24 Aug 2021, INES: 2

External contamination of a worker leading to exceeding of the regulatory annual limit for the equivalent dose to the skin

On 27 August 2021, ASN (Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire), the French nuclear regulator, was notified by the Cruas nuclear power plant licensee of a significant radiation protection event concerning the exceeding of an annual individual dose limit by an EDF employee. On 24 August 2021, two operators...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 07 Sep 2021. Last update on 07 Sep 2021


France, 09 Oct 2020, INES: 2

Discovery of legacy radioactive sources and residual contamination

The discovery by the University Hospitals of Strasbourg (HUS) of legacy radioactive sources and residual radioactive contamination in a building on the site of the Civil Hospital of Strasbourg was reported on the ASN website on 12 October 2020. Since that date, substantial investigations and...
Reported by Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) of France on 07 Sep 2021. Last update on 07 Sep 2021


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