INES lvl 1 incident reported at Paks spent fuel rod container

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The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (OAH) on Wednesday said a level 1 incident on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES), termed an "anomaly", was reported at a temporary storage facility for spent fuel rods next to the Paks nuclear power plant, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

The incident, reported by RHK, the company that manages the container, took place on February 12 when a worker failed to follow protocols while addressing a drop in gas pressure at the facility.

"The incident had no effect on the environment or on staff," OAH said.

OAH is overseeing a review of the incident.

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