INES 1 due to mislabelling nuclear transport
In April 2022, an outgoing transport from SCK CEN had missing and incorrect labels and the content description in the transport document was incorrect. This is only an administrative anomaly, which has no impact on the well-being of our staff, the population or the environment.
Due to a misinterpretation when notifying the authorities, the INES analysis was only performed after six months. The incident has been rated at INES level 1. INES (International Nuclear Event Scale). This is a communication tool which is used to explain more clearly the severity of an event involving ionising radiation. This scale is divided into seven levels, from 1 (deviation) to 7 (major accident).
The incident was reported to the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC). The necessary lessons have been learned to ensure correct labelling.