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Object: Retrieval of Co-60 orphan source at Genoa port coming from Senegal

On the 30th of July 2014, at the port of Genova Voltri, radiometric investigation revealed abnormal levels of radiation inside the container of metal scraps MRKU8395940, coming from Senegal, shipped by a company based in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates).

Specifically the dose rate on contact with the container result equal to 2,3 microSievert/h and rapidly decrease to a value of 0,15 microSievert/h at 20 cm from the container, and comparable with the local natural background (0,05 microSievert/h) at 1 meter from the container. Spectroscopic analysis revealed the presence of Co-60.

Category: Transportation Italy »

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Inspection of Container No.TSAU 2600500 for Radioactive Contamination

A radiation survey on the container no. TSAU2600500 which was kept at the Colombo Port premises was carried out by the Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) on 02.05.2014.

Details of the consignment inspected are as follows:
Container No. : TSAU 2600500
Country of Origin : Bangladesh
Items in the Container : Stainless Steel Scrap

Category: Transportation Sri Lanka »

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Contaminated Transport Package-Used Machineries and spare parts

The Sri Lanka customs suspected the container number APHU 6385138 which contain used machineries and spare parts for radioactive contamination from Megaport detectors. Atomic Energy Authority has been carried out radiation survey at request of Sri Lanka customs.maximum radiation level recorded was 2 micro seivert per hour on the surface of the container. Measurement of the container for radiation using the following instruments confirmed that the one or more items of the container were contaminated with both Cs-137 and Cs-134 radioactive materials.

Category: Transportation Sri Lanka »

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loss of a package containing medical radioactive fluorine, during a transport operation in Nimes

On 19 November 2012, at 10.50 am, ASN has been informed by the company IBA about the loss of a transport package of radioactive substances in Nîmes (Gard).

This package, shipped by CIS BIO International, was intended for Nimes University Hospital and contained a radioactive liquid fluorine 18 source for medical use with an activity of about 20 GBq. The office of the Prefect of the Gard département and ASN have published information on their websites to inform the public and specify what to do in the event of the package being found. The package has so far not been found.

Category: Transportation France »

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Unauthorized movement

A portal monitor at Colombo port was triggered by a container arrived from Mumbai India and Sri Lanka customs informed the AEA that container showed a high radiation level. The AEA team visited the site on 13.09.2012 and detailed analysis of the container was done with portable radiation survey meters and nuclide analyzers. One side of the container indicated high radiation level. container was opened and contaminated items were identified. 128 packages of steel bowl were contaminated with Co-60.

Category: Transportation Sri Lanka »

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Multiple non compliance during a transport

On December 1st, an excepted package of three flasks containing a limited quantity of carbon 14 (500 micro L for each and a total activity of 1308 MBq) was sent to the German research laboratory "Sanofi Aventis " of Frankfurt. The consignee discovered that one of the flasks was not properly screwed and had leaked in the plastic bag which contained it. Fortunately the package was not contaminated. The leakage was not the only problem noticed: the transport document mentioned only one flask instead of three.

Category: Transportation France »

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Lost excepted package between France and Austria

The lost package between France and Autria has subsequently be found and deliverd to its recipient in Autria.

Category: Transportation France »

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Loss of a type A package

EVENT DESCRIPTION:On July 5, 2006, a type A package containing radioactive material for radiopharmaceutical use has been lost during its transport between Saclay (France), Brussels airport (Belgium) and the consignee located in Balearic Islands (Spain).This package consigned by CIS bio international (France) contains a limited quantity of Mo 99 (a total of 52 GBq).

Category: Transportation France »

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Lost of type A radioactive package during transport from Brussels to Bucharest

On 24 July, a type A package containing radioactive material has been lost during its transport between Brussels and the consignee (IFIN-HH)in Romania.
This package consigned by MDS Nordion Belgium contains a limited quantity of Iodine-131 (a total of 222 GBq).
The package has been lost by Austrian Airlines on Austrian airport. At this time the package has still not been found by Austrian Airlines.
Due to the loss of this package, the competent authority of Romania rated this event at level two on INES scale.

Category: Transportation Romania »

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Lost radiopharmaceutical during its transport

On 12 May, a type A package containing radioactive material for radiopharmaceutical use has been lost during its transport between Saclay (France) and the consignee in Tunis (Tunisia).
This package consigned by CIS bio international (France) contains a limited quantity of Iodine-131 (a total of 5.15 GBq).

The competent authority of France has informed the comptetent authority if Tunisia.

Due to the loss of this package, the competent authority of France rated this event at level one on the INES scale.

Category: Transportation France »