Database of radiological incidents and related events--Johnston's Archive
Montpelier radiation accident, 1979
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 11 June 2006
Type of event:
An accidental exposure to an iridium-192 radiography source caused significant whole-body and localized exposure to one worker, who had to have his left arm amputated.
- Biau, Alain, 2001, "Radiation protection of the workers in industrial radiography: the point of view of the regulatory body in France," on line, European ALARA Network [http://ean.cepn.asso.fr/pdf/program5/session%201/5_biau.PDF].
- 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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