Database of radiological incidents and related events-- Johnston's Archive

Mayak Enterprise radiation accident, 1951

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 21 September 2007

Date: 1 October 1951

Location: Mayak Enterprise, Chelyabinsk-40, Ozersk, Russia, USSR

Type of event: accident at nuclear reactor site


A radiation accident occurred at a nuclear reactor site, variously reported as involving manipulation of fuel rods or involving radiochemical plant operations. Resultant radiation exposure caused 1 fatality and 3 injuries, all with acute radiation sickness.

Consequences: 1 fatality, 3 injuries.


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