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

Mayak Enterprise radiation accident, 1953

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 21 September 2007

Date: 4 January 1953

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

Type of event: unspecified radiation accident


An accident resulted in internal exposures to two individuals from tritiated water. Both developed acute radiation sickness and died.

Consequences: 2 fatalities.


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