[Old - 2001] Radiological accident, Lia Georgia.

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4 months 3 weeks ago #4796 by docsquee
NSFW - IMAGES OF RADIATION BURNS

An interesting article about a group of three men finding and suffering radiation exposure from 2 abandoned Strontium 90 canisters.

Article: https://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Publications/PDF/Pub1660web-81061875.pdf

Video of recovery:


Original post: https://old.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/d8kkm6/til_3_men_found_hot_metal_cylinders_in_a_forest/?ref=share&ref_source=link



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4 months 3 weeks ago - 4 months 3 weeks ago #4797 by mw0uzo
That block of Sr90 was smokin, steaming hot. And those burns ouch, they must have tried carrying the sources in their backpacks?!!
Last edit: 4 months 3 weeks ago by mw0uzo.

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4 months 3 weeks ago #4799 by docsquee
The report mentions that two of them used them for warmth, keeping them behind their backs! Someone on Reddit speculated that they may have been sent in to 'recover' the 2 cylinders (carrying them in backpacks) only to abandon them after becoming sick.

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