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. And, due to its activity, the package should have been a type A instead of an excepted one.We rated this event at level one on the INES scale.
Location: Transport International Event date: Fri, 01-12-2006