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

Paks radiation accident, 1989

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 11 June 2006

Date: 1989

Location: Paks, Hungary

Type of event: accidental exposure to reactor components


During maintenance of a nuclear reactor, detectors from the reactor vessel were carelessly handled. One individual received a dose of 100 rad to the fingers of the left hand and a whole-body dose of 2.9 rad.

Consequences: 1 injury.


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