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1976 Hanford americium exposure incident: accident description.

Authors
  • McMurray, B J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Health physics
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1983
Volume
45
Issue
4
Pages
847–853
Identifiers
PMID: 6629778
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An accident is described which involved the explosion of an ion-exchange column containing about 100 g of 241Am. A chemical operator was injured in this accident, receiving acid burns and superficial cuts on the upper part of his body. From 1 to 5 Ci of 241Am is estimated to have been deposited on the injured worker and on his clothing.

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