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

Sormovo radiation accident, 1970

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 18 September 2007

Date: 18 January 1970

Location: Sormovo, Gorky region, Russia, USSR

Type of event: radiation accident during construction of submarine nuclear reactor


An accident during construction of a submarine nuclear reactor resulted in the release of radioactive vapor. Three individuals died of radiation exposure and two were injured.

Consequences: 3 deaths, 2 injuries.


© 2007 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
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