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). The competent authority of France has informed the competent authorities of Belgium and Spain and notified this event to the International atomic energy agency (IAEA).Due to the loss of this radioactive package, the competent authority of France rated this event as level one on the INES scale.

The source has been subsequently found after the event was notified.

Location: Transport International
Event date: Wed, 05-07-2006
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