Database of radiological incidents and related events--Johnston's Archive
Baku orphaned source, 1982
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 20 September 2007
5 October 1982
Baku, Azerbaidjan, USSR
Type of event:
irradiation from orphaned source
A cesium-137 source was carried by an individual in a clothes pocket, exposing several individuals. Five people suffered radiation burns and died; at least one other person suffered acute radiation sickness, and 12 others were exposed.
5 deaths, 13 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 20 September 2007.
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