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

Koko radiological accident, 1987

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 21 June 2004

Date: July-September 1987

Location: Koko, Nigeria

Type of event: radiological exposure to low-level waste


A foreign company dumped chemical wastes at the Koko port in Nigeria, some of which contained radioactive materials. Examination showed 26 workers who handled the wastes suffered chemical injuries along with slight injuries attributable to radiation exposure.

Consequences: 26 injuries.


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