During normal operations this morning (May 25 2018) a quantity of F-18 failed to deliver to its intended hot cell and was trapped in the delivery line.  This resulted in elevated radiation fields in a small area adjacent to the eastern doors to the facility.   As a precaution the affected area was marked off with chains and bollards to ensure no member of the public was exposed to the elevated fields.   At no time were fields of sufficient magnitude to present a hazard to the general public.

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Technical Experts from the CNSC conducted a Type II Inspection at the facility on November 23, 2017. The CNSC will summarize the results of the Inspection in a formal report and provide it to the University in the next few weeks.

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