Database of radiological incidents and related events--
Bratsk radiological assault, 1991
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 24 September 2007
24 August 1991
Bratsk, Irkutsk, Russia, USSR
Type of event:
attempted homicide using radioactive source
Cesium-137 sources were placed in the chairs of two company directors, one of whom developed 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].
- Krasniouk, V. I., May 2004, "Radiation injuries in man after criminal exposure," 11th IRPA Congress Proceedings, on line, IRPA [http://irpa11.irpa.net/papers/papers.php?ses=7&ses1=g].
- Zaitseva, Lyudmila, and Kevin Hand, 2003, "Nuclear smuggling chains: suppliers, intermediaries, and end-users," American Behavioral Scientist, 46:822-844.
© 2007 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 24 September 2007.
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