Database of radiological incidents and related events--
Mayak Enterprise radiation accident, 1951
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 21 September 2007
1 October 1951
Mayak Enterprise, Chelyabinsk-40, Ozersk, Russia, USSR
Type of event:
accident at nuclear reactor site
A radiation accident occurred at a nuclear reactor site, variously reported as involving manipulation of fuel rods or involving radiochemical plant operations. Resultant radiation exposure caused 1 fatality and 3 injuries, all with acute radiation sickness.
1 fatality, 3 injuries.
- Azizova, T. V., N. G. Semenikhina, and M. B. Druzhinina, 2005, "Multi-organ involvement and failure in selected accident cases with acute radiation syndrome observed at the Mayak Nuclear Facility," British Journal of Radiology Supplement, 27:30-35.
- Ilyin, L. A., V. Yu. Soloviev, A. E. Baranov, A. K. Guskova, N. M. Nadezhina, and I. A. Gusev, May 2004, "Early medical consequences of radiation incidents in the former URRS territory," 11th International Congress of IRPA, on line, IRPA [http://irpa11.irpa.net/pdfs/7c20.pdf].
© 2007 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 21 September 2007.
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