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DRESDEN NUCLEAR POWER STATION, UNIT 2: NRC Identifies 11 Events in FY 2018 Annual Report on Abnormal Occurrences

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By Press release submission | Jun 10, 2019


Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Unit 2 issued the following announcement on June 7.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has published its annual report to Congress for

fiscal year 2018 on Abnormal Occurrences involving the medical and industrial uses of radioactive

material.

Nine of the 11 incidents detailed in the report were medical events, such as

misadministration of radioactive material in diagnosis or treatment of an illness. One event occurred

during radiography operations, while the more recent event involved a stolen radiography camera

(item since recovered). No events at commercial nuclear power plants in 2018 met the criteria

requiring an Abnormal Occurrence declaration.

U.S. law defines an Abnormal Occurrence as an unscheduled incident or event that the NRC

determines to be significant from the standpoint of public health or safety. The NRC sets specific

criteria, updated in October 2017, for determining which events qualify.

Report to Congress on Abnormal Occurrences, Fiscal Year 2018, is available on the NRC

website as NUREG 0090, Volume 41.

Original source can be found here.

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