Database of radiological incidents and related events--Johnston's Archive
Buenos Aires radiotherapy accident, 1983
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 11 June 2006
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Type of event:
During teletherapy, a cobalt-60 source jammed during transfer, resulting in localized thorax doses of 66 and 67 rad, respectively, to two individuals. Slight bone marrow depression resulted.
- 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].
© 2004, 2006 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 11 June 2006.
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