Database of radiological incidents and related events--Johnston's Archive
Ecuador orphaned source, 2009
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 19 November 2011
Type of event:
A construction worker picked up a loose 16 Ci radiography source and carried it for some period next to his left leg, causing significant localized exposure. The worker was transported to France for treatment which was completed successfully in September. This incident represented the first activation of the IAEA Response Assistance Network.
- IAEA, Dec. 2009, "An active network," NS Update, 13:3, on line at IAEA [http://www-pub.iaea.org/books/IAEABooks/8444/NS-Update-Issue-No-13-December-2009].
- IAEA, July 2010, "Nuclear Safety Review for the Year 2009," IAEA (Vienna, Austria), on line at IAEA [http://www.iaea.org/About/Policy/GC/GC54/GC54InfDocuments/English/gc54inf-2_en.pdf].
© 2011 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 19 November 2011.
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