Database of radiological incidents and related events--Johnston's Archive
Kandalaksha orphaned source, 2001
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 28 February 2008
Kandalaksha Nature Preserve, Murmansk region, Russia
Type of event:
In May four individuals partially dismantled a radiothermal generator shielding at a lighthouse near Kandalaksha, seeking to steal metal to sell as scrap; they removed three radioisotope power sources. All four were hospitalized with radiation injuries. The sources were recovered in June 2001. The recovery operation was supported by the government of Finnmark, a province of Norway.
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- Standring, W. J. F., M. Dowdall, M. Sneve, O. G. Selnaes, and I. Amundsen, 2007, "Environmental, health and safety assessment of decommisioning radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) in northwest Russia," Journal of Radiological Protection, 27:321-331.
- Standring, W. J. F., O. G. Selanaes, M. Sneve, I. E. Finne, A. Hosseini, I. Amundsen, and P. Strand, 2005, "Assessment of environmental, health and safety consequences of decommissioning radioisotope thermal generators (RTGs) in Northwest Russia," StralevernRapport 2005:4, on line at Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority [http://www.nrpa.no/dokumentarkiv/StralevernRapport4_05.pdf].
© 2005-2007, 2008 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 28 February 2008.
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