radiation accident


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radiation accident

Undesired excessive exposure to ionizing radiation.
See also: accident
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Radiation accident dosimetry on glass by TL and EPR spectrometry.
The joint action METREPOL (medical treatment protocols for radiation accident victims) formed within the framework of the Nuclear Fission Safety Program (DG XII Science) of the European Atomic Energy Community was developed to provide guidance for the treatment of radiation accident victims based on experimental and actual data from radiation accident victims.
Experience from previous radiation accidents shows that in the population from affected regions negative effects on mental health by far surpass the immediate health effects (Becker, 2001; Havenaar, 1996, IAEA, 1988, 1998; Nenot, 2009).
The UK generates almost a quarter of its electricity from nuclear energy and in the half century of the industry, there has not been a fatal radiation accident (how many men died in the coal industry during the same 50 years?).
In a radiation accident or terrorist event, information about the radiation dosage patients received probably will be unavailable, said Dr.
The incident did not lead to an intrinsically dangerous situation, but it raises questions about how the damage occurred and what methods are employed to detect such damage, the report says.In addition, Mr Lacoste says that the distribution of iodine tablets to people living in the vicinity of the nuclear installations was inadequate and reached less than one third of the population which might have been affected by a radiation accident. "The method of distribution - sending coupons to people's homes which they then exchange for tablets at the chemist - was absurd.
She's fertile, he's not -- due to a radiation accident that cut his sperm count.
NIST will assist in validating a dosimetric study of a large-scale radiation accident in the former Soviet Union.
His death was the first in Japan from a nuclear-plant radiation accident.
The incident follows Japan's worst radiation accident last Thursday.
He said he helped his Royal Navy colleagues in a radiation accident on a nuclear submarine and later developed lung cancer as a result.
The psycho-social effects of a radiation accident can lead to problems ranging from psychoses in individuals to regional prejudices aimed at affected populations.