Database of radiological incidents and related events--
Arzamas-16 source accident, 1954
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 20 September 2007
28 June 1954
Arzamas-16, Sarov, Russia, USSR
Type of event:
accidental exposure to source
An accidental exposure to a polonium-210 source caused 1 fatality, 1 injury. Injured included 1 with acute radiation sickness.
1 fatality, 1 injury.
- 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 20 September 2007.
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