The Radiological Accident in Gilan

Non-serial Publications

Subject Classification: 0610-Accident response

English STI/PUB/1123; (ISBN:92-0-110502-9); 46 pp.; 4 figures; € 15.00; Date Published: 2002

Download PDF (0.91 MB)

On 24 July 1996 a serious accident occurred at the Gilan combined cycle fossil fuel power plant in the Islamic Republic of Iran. A worker unknowingly put an unshielded 185 GBq iridium-192 source used for industrial radiography in his pocket. As a result of exposure to the iridium source, the worker suffered from severe haematopoietic syndrome (bone marrow depression) and an unusually extended localized radiation injury requiring plastic surgery. This report gives a detailed account of the medical aspects of the accident and the lessons learned. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Circumstances of the accident; 3. Medical aspects of the accident; 4. Physical reconstruction of exposures; 5. Dose estimation from clinical observations and laboratory investigations; 6. Conclusions and recommendations; Figures and photos.

Download Order Form PDF
You might also like

The Radiological Accident in Chilca ...

Non-serial Publications



Read more

The Fukushima Daiichi Accident ...

Non-serial Publications



Read more