Database of radiological incidents and related events--Johnston's Archive

Petrvald radioisotope accident, 1985

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 11 June 2006

Date: 1985

Location: Petrvald, Czechoslovakia

Type of event: accidental intake of radioisotope


An accident occurred during dilution of an americium-241 solution in a glove box. An individual received a wound and absorbed 600 Bq of americium-241 into the wound, requiring surgery and other treatment to address the exposure.

Consequences: 1 injury.


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