Database of radiological incidents and related events--Johnston's Archive
Sormovo radiation accident, 1970
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 18 September 2007
18 January 1970
Sormovo, Gorky region, Russia, USSR
Type of event:
radiation accident during construction of submarine nuclear reactor
An accident during construction of a submarine nuclear reactor resulted in the release of radioactive vapor. Three individuals died of radiation exposure and two were injured.
3 deaths, 2 injuries.
- 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 18 September 2007.
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