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Worker Overexposure

The Licensee reported a potential overexposure based on a ring dosimetry report that indicated a dose between 119 and 40 mSv (11.9 and 4 rem). Licensee investigations indicated that a research technician is believed to have received between 0.5 to 4 Sv (50 to 400 rem) to his fingertips due to improper handling of bromine-76. The range of the 0.5 to 4 Sv dose estimate was based on interviews with the technician and the results of a Varskin computer calculation. There were no observable effects to the fingertips.

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Interest in reactor cools as construction costs soar

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Member states want a change in timetable but other investors oppose any delay to project.

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Worker Overexposure

During industrial radiography operations, a radiographer approached the camera, believing the source to be in the shielded position. The radiographer did not have his survey meter, but was wearing an alarming ratemeter and a pocket dosimeter. The radiographer was attempting to put the safety plug on the end of the camera when he realized the source was not in the shielded position.

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Spain's windfarms set new national record for electricity generation

Friday, November 13, 2009

High winds over the weekend supplied 53% of Spain's electricity – equivalent to the power output of 11 nuclear plants

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Potential Overexposure of Members of the Public

A non-radiation worker who was working in the immediate vicinity of five fixed nuclear gauges used to monitor coal flow through coal chutes at a non-nuclear power plant was exposed to the radiation beam emitted from the fixed nuclear gauges. The exposure to the gauges occurred as he worked near each one in sequence.

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Worker Overexposure

A radio-pharmacist was preparing Fluorine-18 (F-18) doses for use, when a manipulator malfunction occurred. The radio-pharmacist continued to prepare the F-18 manually instead of stopping the process. This led to a potential dose to the radio-pharmacist's right hand of greater than 0.5 sieverts (50 rem). This dose is a rough estimate from whole body dose values and reconstruction of the event due to the fact the radio-pharmacist was not wearing any dosimetry on the extremity.

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In Finland, Nuclear Renaissance Runs Into Trouble

Friday, May 29, 2009

OLKILUOTO, Finland — As the Obama administration tries to steer America toward cleaner sources of energy, it would do well to consider the cautionary tale of this new-generation nuclear reactor site.

The massive power plant under construction on muddy terrain on this Finnish island was supposed to be the showpiece of a nuclear renaissance. The most powerful reactor ever built, its modular design was supposed to make it faster and cheaper to build. And it was supposed to be safer, too.

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NRC says new reactors must resist aircraft

Friday, February 20, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Tuesday required makers of new nuclear power plants to design the reactors so they can withstand the impact from a commercial jetliner.

The commission's approval of the regulation concludes more than two years of deliberations over the potential threat of a large aircraft crashing into a nuclear power plant, an issue that gained attention after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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US working with allies to change global rules for nuclear financing

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Platts - The US, France and Japan are working to put international mechanisms into place to help finance construction of nuclear power plants in the US and elsewhere, government officials and financial analysts said this month.

Two principal targets are international financial institutions, such as the World Bank, and national export credit agencies, the sources said.

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Radiographer Overexposure to Extremity

On September 29, 2008, a radiographer was performing radiographs in various locations at a work site in Houston, Texas. He was using a camera that contained an Ir-192 source with an activity of 3.1 TBq (85 curies). At one point, the radiographer removed the plug off the front of the camera to test the guide tube, however his alarming dose rate meter began to alarm. He then noticed that the source had come out of the camera about 1.3 cm.

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