Discovered Ra-226 source in transport container containing scrap metal.

Ra-226 source found, activity estimated to 73 MBq, indications suggest it is a Static Eliminator, manufactured before 1970. Dose rate at surface 850 microSv/h and at 1 meter 15 microSv/hour.

There has been no release or significant doses to workers or members of the public (max worker dose of the order of 1-5 mSv (if shift is 8 hours/day over 4 days and maintaining a constant contact to the part of the container where the source was located. Therefore, likely Category 0 on basis of people and the environment.


Location: Hermod Teigen AS, Egersund, Norway
Event date: Thu, 12-12-2019
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