Database of radiological incidents and related events--Johnston's Archive
Shanghai irradiator accident, 1980
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 8 October 2008
Shanghai, P.R. China
Type of event:
An accident occurred at an irradiation facility using a 60-kCi cobalt-60 source. The irradiation room had defective entry interlocks and an individual entered the room during a power failure, acquiring a 522-rad dose. The person suffered acute radiation sickness and localized exposure injury.
- 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].
- Ziqiang, Pan, Fan Shengen, and Cong Huiling, 1996, "Exposure dose assessment and discussion on radioisotope production and application," Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 206(2):239-249.
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