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Radiological incidents
Most of the radiological incidents registered in Lithuania comprises of cargoes emitting increased natural ionizing radiation (rubble, potassium fertilizers and others) and biofuel contaminated with 137Cs detained at the border checkpoints. The number of cases related to the radioactively contaminated biofuel detained at border checkpoints decreased due to tightened radiological control requirements.

Radiological incidents

Figure 1. Radiological incidents in Lithuania, 2014-2017


The six radiological incidents in health care institutions related to the unintended medical exposure (inaccurately read of doctor prescription, unnecessary scan of abdominal area, chest, etc.) and four cases of orphan sources (found radioactively contaminated objects or radioactive sources) has been investigated. The case of possible unjustified exposure of two persons, who accidentally entered the controlled area of carried out radiographic work, has also been analyzed. A conservative assessment revealed that the exposure that persons could have experienced (0.04-0.05 μSv) did not exceed the annual dose limit of 1 mSv established for public.


In accordance with legislation, found orphan sources and radioactively contaminated objects were transferred to the Radioactive Waste Management Agency to be handled as radioactive waste.


Radiological incidents
Radiological incidents
Radiological incidents

Figure 2. Found orphan sources



Last updated 27 April 2018

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