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1976 Hanford Americium Exposure Incident: Accident Description

McMurray B. J.
Health Physics: October 1983
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An accident is described which involved the explosion of an ion-exchange column containing about 100 g of 241Am. A chemical operator was injured in this accident, receiving acid burns and superficial cuts on the upper part of his body. From 1 to 5 Ci of 241Am is estimated to have been deposited on the injured worker and on his clothing.

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