What was the Goiânia accident?
The Goiânia accident was a radioactive contamination accident that occurred on September 13, 1987, at Goiânia, in the Brazilian state of Goiás, after a forgotten radiotherapy source was taken from an abandoned hospital site in the city. It was subsequently handled by many people, resulting in four deaths.
What happened in the Goiania nuclear disaster?
The Goiania accident took place on September 13th, 1987. Four lives were lost in the incident and thousands of people needed to be examined for radioactive contamination. The incident is considered to be among the worst nuclear disasters to have happened.
What happened in goi&iia?
The accident in Goi&iia was one of the most serious radiological accidents to have occurred. However, it has similarities with a number of other accidents, such as those in Mexico City (1962), Algeria (1978), Morocco (1983) and Ciudad Juarez in Mexico (1983).
How many people died in the Goiania radiological accident?
INTRODUCTION The radiological accident in Goiania had serious medical consequences and resulted in four fatalities. However, it was not unlike several previous accidents in which there were injuries among the public.
What is the Goiânia radiotherapy accident?
On September 13th, 1987 a radioactive contamination accident took place in Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil. The accident occurred after an old radiotherapy source was stolen from an abandoned hospital site.
What happened in the Goiânia radioactive contamination?
On September 13th, 1987 a radioactive contamination accident took place in Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil. The accident occurred after an old radiotherapy source was stolen from an abandoned hospital site. The incident resulted in four deaths, and 249 people who were found to carry high levels of radioactive material.
What is the ISBN number for the accident in Goiania?
THIS REPORT IS ALSO PUBLISHED IN FRENCH, RUSSIAN AND SPANISH THE RADIOLOGICAL ACCIDENT IN GOIANIA IAEA, VIENNA, 1988 STI/PUB/815 ISBN 92-0-129088-8 FOREWORD by the Director General