The radiological accident in Yanango

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International Atomic Energy Agency, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 41 pages
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In February 1999 a serious radiological accident occurred in Yanango, Peru, when a welder picked up an iridium industrial radiography source and put it in his pocket for several hours. This action resulted in his receiving a high radiation dose that necessitated the amputation of one leg. His wife and children were also exposed, but to a much less extent. The purpose of this report is to provide an account of the circumstances of the accident and its medical aspects.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
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THE ACCIDENT 8
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MEDICAL TREATMENT OF THE PATIENT
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