INES Levels

INES 2: Incident

Impact on People and Environment:
  • Exposure of a member of the public in excess of 10 mSv.
  • Exposure of a worker in excess of the statutory annual limits.
Impact on Radiological Barriers and Control:
  • Radiation levels in an operating area of more than 50 mSv/h.
  • Significant contamination within the facility into an area not expected by design.
Impact on Defence-in-Depth:
  • Significant failures in safety ­provisions but with no actual ­consequences.
  • Found highly radioactive sealed orphan source, device or transport package with safety provisions intact.
  • Inadequate packaging of a highly radioactive sealed source.
Legenda & explanation
date title location 
2021-03-11Overexposure to WorkerUnited States of AmericaLivingston, Louisiana / EPIC Piping, LLC
2021-01-27Research reactor power detectors outside OL&CBelgiumResearch Reactor BR2 (SCK CEN)
2020-12-08Radiation exposure of a hospital employee beyond the statuary annual dose limitGermanyLaboratory for radio-pharmaceutics in Bavaria
2020-08-03Overexposure to WorkerUnited States of AmericaMobile, Alabama / Applied Technical Services, Inc.
2020-07-31Organ equivalent dose exceeding statuary annual limitsGermanyCompany for measuring techniques, Bavaria
2020-07-02Radiation exposure of a worker beyond the statuary annual dose limitGermanyCompany for X-ray equipment, Bavaria
2020-06-30Overexposure to WorkerUnited States of AmericaAlvin, Texas / Ineos Oligomers Chocolate Bayou
2020-02-11Internal contamination of a worker in a fuel pellets fabrication workshopFranceMelox - Orano Cycle - Marcoule
2020-01-31Radiation exposure of a hospital employee beyond the statuary annual dose limitGermanyHospital, Bavaria, Germany
2019-12-31Lens of the eye overexposure to interventionalist radiologistUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom, Wales, Hospital
2019-11-29Overexposure of two workers during radiographyGermanyCompany for non-destructive testing
2019-11-16Potential uncontrolled access to room with radiation greater than 1000 mR / hrMexicoLAGUNA VERDE-1
2019-11-15Radioisotope Manufacture Facility – Operator’s hands contaminatedUnited KingdomEngland, F-18 Cyclotron Facility
2019-11-12Loss of liquor from the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo original building primary containmentUnited KingdomSellafield Site - Magnox Swarf Storage Silo
2019-10-08Non-compliance with OL&C during operations to drain the reactor main primary systemFranceGOLFECH-2
2019-09-25STOLEN DENSITITY GAUGEMexicoReynosa, Tamaulipas
2019-09-20Overexposure of a worker while performing industrial radiographySpainVictoria-Control and Inspection Services
2019-06-21Hand contamination of radiation workersAustraliaSydney, ANM Facility, ANSTO Lucas Heights
2019-06-21Eye contamination with Ga-68 dropletSwitzerlandRadiopharmacy in a hospital
2019-05-10Auxiliary feedwater system actuation and manual reactor trip due to careless withdrawal of control rods at Hanbit Unit 1South KoreaHANBIT-1
2019-05-06Emergency diesel generators - earthquake resistance riskFranceCIVAUX-1
2019-04-24Overexposure of a workerFranceEiffage Energie Systeme – Clevia Ouest
2019-04-11Overexposure to RadiographerUnited States of AmericaAlabaster, Alabama / Vital Inspection Professional
2019-04-01Overexposure to WorkersUnited States of AmericaGrand Island, New York / NRD – Advanced Static Control
2019-03-31Hand contamination and overexposure of workers at a nuclear medical facilityUnited KingdomPET Scanning Facility, UK
2019-03-07Dangerous Co60 sources discovered in scrap metal containersNetherlandsPort of Rotterdam
2019-02-12Potential uncontrolled access to room with radiation greater than 1000 mR / hrMexicoLAGUNA VERDE-1
2019-01-31Overexposure of a worker (nuclear medicine department of a hospital, hands exposure)FranceAngers Hospital
2018-12-31External corrosion affecting multiple systems on a power reactorUnited KingdomDUNGENESS B
2018-09-24Misdelivered Radioactive Transport PackagesUnited KingdomExport packing company in vicinity of Heathrow