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

Mayak Enterprise reactor accident, 1953

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 21 September 2007

Date: 18 September 1953

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

Type of event: accident at nuclear reactor site


A radiation accident involving manipulation of fuel rods at a nuclear reactor site caused 2 injuries, both with acute radiation sickness.

Consequences: 2 injuries.


© 2007 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 21 September 2007.
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