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Radioactive gauge, lost and found

On October 12th 2012 during the removal of a detector from an industrial densitometer, technicians of a greek aluminium company in Voiotia realized that the lock mechanism of a Cs-137 source (5 mCi - 1993), as well as the source itself were missing. Two engineers, trained in radiation protection, blocked the area on a 10 m radius and started the search using a portable detector. The source was found near an open surface drainage stream covered in a sediment crust at a distance of a few meters from the housing.

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Worker overexposure

The Ionizing Radiation Calibration Laboratory (IRCL) of the Greek Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) is equipped with a Co-60 irradiator, used for calibration purposes of radiotherapy dosimeters. In the period 19 - 25 April 2012 the replacement of the Co-60 source (nominal radioactivity of 20 TBq -April 2012) with a “new” Co-60 source (nominal activity of 110 TBq - April 2012) was conducted. The technical part of the source reloading was fully undertaken by the manufacturer of the irradiator (from abroad), who, also, provided the technical personnel (two technicians).

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Gov't: Nuclear power not an option

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Greek Development Minister Christos Folias on Monday reiterated that use of nuclear power for electricity production in Greece is not an option in the country's energy sector strategy.

"Greece is closely following the concern and dialogue unfolding within the EU," he said.

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Anti-nuclear protestors detained in Turkey: Greenpeace

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

ANKARA (AFP) — Police detained 40 protestors Tuesday in a demonstration against government plans to build Turkey's first nuclear power plant, a day before the tender process was to open, activists said.

Several dozen members of environmental groups, among them Greenpeace, demonstrated outside the energy ministry in central Ankara, brandishing banners that read "No to nuclear."

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Bulgaria sends uranium fuel to Russia

Monday, July 21, 2008

WASHINGTON -- Bulgaria has sent its remaining highly enriched uranium to Russia for safeguarding from terrorist or other potential misuse.

Nearly 14 pounds of the spent fuel were received Thursday at a Russian nuclear facility, the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration announced. A first shipment of 37.3 pounds of fresh uranium fuel was sent to Russia in December 2003.

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Albania in nuclear export scheme

Friday, November 16, 2007

It is one of the poorest countries in Europe, which still endures acute electricity shortages and almost daily blackouts, even in the capital.

Still, Albania is undaunted. In a proposal that has alarmed neighbouring Greece but elicited interest from Italy, the country is proposing to host nuclear plants that would supply electricity across the Adriatic by way of an underwater cable.

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Albanian Nuclear Power Plant Prospect Alarms Greek Public - Paper

Thursday, November 8, 2007

The prospect of a nuclear power station being built in Albania has alarmed the Greeks, who already are surrounded or expect to be surrounded by nuclear power stations in neighbouring countries.

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Under the heading 'Albania Plans to Build a Nuclear Station', the daily To Ethnos is, after Eleutherotypia, another Greek newspaper that has in the past 10 days published various reactions to the plans to build, in Albania, a nuclear power station that is expected to solve its energy problems. It was the Athens News Agency [ANA] that announced two weeks ago that Albania intends to build a nuclear power station, citing a statement by Albanian Prime Minister Berisha to the effect that "there is an offer from a French company to build a nuclear power station in Durres." According to the Greek media, a Swedish and a US company have also made offers to this effect.

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Radiactive source Ir-192 lost in Greece

A radioactive sealed source Ir-192, activity ~150 GBq (4 Ci), used by ?NDT Metals Co? was lost on 18.1.2002. This company is specialized on Non Distructive Tests for Metals using Industrial Radiography. This event was happened in the city of Larisa during the testing of high pressure piping for natural gas transportation. Greek Atomic Energy Commission took knowledge of the event on Saturday 19.1.2002 and a press release was made. Also the police was informed about it. A group of experts from the Greek Atomic Energy Commission visited Larisa on Saturday 26.1.2002.

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Radioactice source found in a scrap recycling facility in Greece

A radioactive sealed source Cs-137 (activity ~20 mCi) found in Halivourgiki Steel Production Company for recycling scrap metels. Detectors at the entrance of the factory gave an alarm. An expert from Greek Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) went there and found the radioactive source. Nobody from the personel of the factory were injured. The radiactive source put in safe area inside the factory.

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Radioactive source found in scrap recycling facility in Greece

A radioactive source Cs-137 (activity ca. 40mCi) found in Hellenic Steel Production Company for recycling scrap metals. Detectors of the factory gave an alarm and the production chain stopped. A group of experts from Greek Atomic energy Commission (GAEC) went there. Nobody from the personnel of the factory were injured. The radioactive source was put in a safe place inside the factory.

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