Location: Zhengzhou City, P.R. China
Type of event: irradiator accident
An accident occurred at an irradiation facility using a cobalt-60 source. An individual accidentally entered the irradiation room for 10 to 15 seconds, acquiring a whole-body dose of 135 rad in the process. The person suffered anorexia and nausea four hours later and developed radiation sickness with slow recovery.
Consequences: 1 injury.
© 2004, 2006 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 11 June 2006.
Return to Home. Return to Nuclear Weapons Resources. Return to Database of radiological incidents and related events.