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

Beijing radiation accident, 1989

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 11 June 2006

Date: 1989

Location: Beijing, P.R. China

Type of event: accidental exposure to source


Two individuals were accidentally exposed to a cobalt-60 source for about 4 minutes. They received whole-body doses of 87 and 61 rads, respectively, and suffered mild haemopoietic radiation sickness, from which they both recovered.

Consequences: 2 injuries.


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