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ID (ISN) del documento108578
Número CIS 08-1175
ISBN(s) 92-0-110902-4
Año 2002
Número de serie
Título The radiological accident in Samut Prakarn
Información bibliográfica International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Wagramerstrasse 5, P.O. Box 100, 1400 Wien, Austria, 2002. 52p. Illus. 27 ref. Price: EUR 15.50. Downloadable version free of charge.
Acceso Internet [en inglés]
08-1175.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen A serious radiological accident occurred in Samut Prakarn, Thailand, in 2000 when a disused cobalt 60 teletherapy head was partially dismantled, taken from an unsecured storage location and sold as scrap metal. At the junkyard, the device was further disassembled and the unrecognized radioactive source fell out, exposing workers. The accident came to the attention of the relevant national authority when physicians who examined several individuals suspected the possibility of radiation exposure from an unsecured source and reported this suspicion. Altogether, ten persons received high doses from the radioactive source, among who three died within two months of their exposure. Thai authorities requested advice from the IAEA on the medical treatment of the exposed people and invited the IAEA to assist in a review of the accident. This report compiles information about the medical and other aspects of the accident.
Descriptores (primarios) radiación ionizante; cobalto; accidentes por irradiación; OIEA; Tailandia
Descriptores (secundarios) análisis de las causas del accidente; informe; descripción de los accidentes; manipulación de chatarra metálica; tratamiento médico; infracción de las normas de seguridad; casos mortales
Tipo de documento E - Libros, informes, actas
País / Estado o ProvinciaOIEA
Tema(s) Radiaciones
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos físicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Inorganic substances
Ionizing radiation