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Exposure of a temporary worker in excess of annual dose constraint during transfer operation of irradiated neutron detector.

At TAPS-4, irradiated Cobalt Self Powered Neutron Detectors (SPND) enclosed in a canister are stored in Interim Storage Facility (ISF). On May 17,2014 job of transfer of a canister from ISF to Solid Waste Management Facility (SWMF) was taken up.

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Radiation Exposure of workers to tritium

On June 23, 2012, Rajasthan-5 was under planned biennial shutdown. Work was in progress to weld a piping connection for making alternate provision for water addition to the moderator system. During the work, tritium concentration in the work area increased when an opening was made in the moderator cover gas line. Two of the contract workers involved in the job got internal exposure of tritium equivalent to radiation dose of 24.32 mSv and 16.54 mSv.

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Over exposure of workers beyond annual regulatory limit

Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS) is a twin unit station with 220 MWe Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors. Refueling of these reactors is done when the reactor is on-power. The spent fuel bundles discharged from the reactor are transferred to Spent Fuel Storage Bay (SFSB) through the Spent Fuel Transfer Duct (SFTD). The radiation field in the SFTD area goes high during transfer of spent fuel bundles through SFTD.

On May 30, 2011, Unit-2 of KAPS was operating at 98% FP. For carrying out painting job, SFTD shielding blocks were removed.

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Former Supreme Court judge banned from entering Ratnagiri

Monday, October 25, 2010

MUMBAI: Retired supreme court judge P B Samant, former admiral L Ramdas, retd high court judge B G Kolse-Patil and Vaishali Patil, the Medha Patkar of Konkan, are among those who have been banned from entering Ratnagiri district in view of the 'jail bharo' agitation on October 29 at Jaitapur, where India's biggest nuclear power plant (10,000 MW) is to come up.

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Discovery of radioactive materials in scrap shops and acute exposure of scrap dealer

On April 07, 2010, AERB received a report from a hospital in New Delhi about a patient, a scrap metal dealer with suspected radiation-induced symptoms. It was also informed that the patient is a scrap metal dealer and has a shop in Mayapuri New Delhi. Two AERB officers were promptly sent to the site who confirmed the presence of radioactive material in the scrap shop of the dealer. Their survey also indicated presence of radioactive material in two other shops in the neighbourhood.

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India and Europe in civil nuclear accord

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The European Union and India are to co-operate more closely on civil nuclear research and development as a way of strengthening a partnership that has often been seen as falling short of its potential.

Nicolas Sarkozy, France’s president, and Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister, announced the agreement on Monday at an EU­-India summit that also produced promises of closer co-ordination of climate change and energy security policies.

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Country's nuclear plants are facing fuel shortage: Kakodkar

Monday, June 9, 2008

HYDERABAD: Demand and supply for uranium will continue to be affected for some more years though efforts are on to get additional supplies, Chairman Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary Department of Atomic Energy, Anil Kakodkar on saturday said.

Kakodkar, who was in the city to participate in the Nuclear Fuel Complex Day celebration here today, said that currently the nuclear power plants in the country were working at half their capacity nearly of 4,000 MW due to the fuel shortage.

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NSG member Germany is not enthusiastic about nuke deal

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

24 Oct, 2007, 0242 hrs IST, TNN

NEW DELHI: The US hope that the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal will be carried forward is not mirrored on the international stage. The issue is not likely to feature in any major way during the high profile visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to India from October 29 to November 1. It is understood that under the present situation, Germany, which will soon chair the Nuclear Suppliers Group, sees no point in formulating a position towards India’s civilian nuclear aspiration.

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Loss of Industrial Gamma Radiography Exposure Device (IGRED) containing Ir-192 radiography source

An industrial gamma radiography exposure device (IGRED) with 0.6 TBq (15 Ci) 192Ir source belonging to a radiography agency was stolen from the premises of a steel factory on 26 August 2007. The lock of the source storage pit where the device was stored had been broken and IGRED containing the source was taken away. Extensive radiation surveys were carried out in the plant and also at scrap yards situated nearby but the source could not be traced. Search operations by police are continuing. No radiation injury has been reported. It appears that the device has been stolen for monetary gains.

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Loss of Industrial Gamma Radiography Exposure Device (IGRED) containing Ir-192 radiography source

An industrial gamma radiography exposure device (IGRED) with 1.85 TBq (50 Ci) 192Ir source belonging to a radiography agency was stolen from a fertilizer factory on 25 April 2007. The lock of the source storage pit where the device was stored had been broken and IGRED was taken away along with its cranking unit and guide tube. The cranking unit and the guide tube of the device were later found in the factory premises but the device could not be traced. Extensive radiation surveys were carried out in the plant and also at scrap yards situated nearby but the source could not be traced.

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