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Elevated radiation level registered during delivery of scrap metal

Scrap depot “Novi Iskar”, Izgrev district, 08.06.2011

Site with SIR or place of the event: scrap depot “Novi Iskar”, Izgrev district

Date: 04.06.2011 Time: 11:30

Event description:

Details from a non-ferrous metal, emitting elevated radiation, were discovered, during delivery of scrap metal in scrap depot “Novi Iskar”, Izgrev district.

The NRA emergency centre was notified that on 4th June 2011 the portal monitoring system of scrap depot “Novi Iskar”, Izgrev district registered elevated radiation level during delivery of scrap by a citizen. The Capital administration “Fire Safety and Civil Protection” (CA-FSCP) – MI was notified immediately and it sent immediately a team to the place.

The measured dose rate, in contact, was up to 1.54 µSv/h in contact, up to 0.78 µSv/h at 10 cm and up to 0.05 µSv/h. The latter value coincides with the level of the natural background in this area. The discovered details (about 50 pcs) represented copper bolts.

The details were packed and stored for temporary safe storage.

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INES rating of the event 0
*The final assessment by the NRA on the level of the event according to INES is announced following the receipt of the final report on the results from the investigation and the analysis of the event, according to art.12 of the Regulation for notification.

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