Database of radiological incidents and related events--
Moscow radioisotope accident, 1976
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 22 September 2007
12 July 1976
Moscow, Russia, USSR
Type of event:
accident at irradiation facility
A radiation accident at an irradiation facility involving a cobalt-60 source caused exposure of 400 rad to 1 individual. The person developed acute radiation sickness.
- 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].
- UNSCEAR, 2000, "Annex E: Occupational radiation exposures," in Sources and Effects of Ionizing Radiation: United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation UNSCEAR 2000 Report to the General Assembly, with Scientific Annexes, Volume I: Sources, UNSCEAR, on line at UNSCEAR [http://www.unscear.org/docs/reports/annexe.pdf].
© 2007 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 22 September 2007.
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