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

United Kingdom radiation accident, 1977

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 22 September 2007

Date: 1977

Location: United Kingdom

Type of event: accidental exposure to radioisotope


During operations involving filling of gaseous tritium light sources, a broken inlet manifold resulted in the escape of 11-15 TBq of tritium, causing exposures to two individuals; whole body doses were 62 rad and 64 rad.

Consequences: 2 injuries.


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