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

Rossendorf radiation accident, 1975

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 11 June 2006

Date: 1975

Location: Rossendorf, GDR (East Germany)

Type of event: exposure to source irradiated by research reactor


An accident occurred involving a sample at a research reactor; neutron activation of the sample was significantly underestimated. One individual received second and third degree radiation burns on the right hand from a localized dose of 2,000 to 3,000 rad.

Consequences: 1 injury.


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