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The Vinca dosimetry experiment

Abstract

On 15 October 1958 there occurred a very brief uncontrolled run of the zero-power reactor at the Boris Kidric Institute of Nuclear Science, Vinca, near Belgrade, Yugoslavia. During this run six persons received various doses of radiation. They were subsequently given medical treatment of a novel kind at the Curie Hospital, Paris. In atomic energy operations to date, very few accidents involving excessive radiation exposure to human beings have occurred. In fact, the cases of acute radiation injury are limited to about 30 known high exposures, few of which were in the lethal or near-lethal range. Since direct experiment to determine the effects of ionizing radiation on man is unacceptable, information on these effects has to be based on a consideration of data relating to accidental exposures, viewed in the light of the much more extensive data obtained from experiments on animals. Therefore, any direct information on the effects of radiation on humans is very valuable. The international dosimetry project described in this report was carried out at Vinca, Yugoslavia, under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency to determine the precise amount of radiation to which the persons had been exposed during the accident. These dosimetry data, together  More>>
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Mar 15, 1962
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
INIS-RS-1039; STI/DOC-10/6
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 34 refs, 33 figs, 14 tabs, This record replaces record 34065319
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; LEADING ABSTRACT; MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; PERSONNEL DOSIMETRY; R-B REACTOR; RADIATION DOSES; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; THERAPY
OSTI ID:
21239818
Research Organizations:
Technical reports series no. 6 International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
Serbia
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: RS07RB082085294
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form; Also available from the Institute of nuclear sciences Vinca
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
64 pages
Announcement Date:
Dec 08, 2009

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The Vinca dosimetry experiment. Serbia: N. p., 1962. Web.
The Vinca dosimetry experiment. Serbia.
1962. "The Vinca dosimetry experiment." Serbia.
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title = {The Vinca dosimetry experiment}
abstractNote = {On 15 October 1958 there occurred a very brief uncontrolled run of the zero-power reactor at the Boris Kidric Institute of Nuclear Science, Vinca, near Belgrade, Yugoslavia. During this run six persons received various doses of radiation. They were subsequently given medical treatment of a novel kind at the Curie Hospital, Paris. In atomic energy operations to date, very few accidents involving excessive radiation exposure to human beings have occurred. In fact, the cases of acute radiation injury are limited to about 30 known high exposures, few of which were in the lethal or near-lethal range. Since direct experiment to determine the effects of ionizing radiation on man is unacceptable, information on these effects has to be based on a consideration of data relating to accidental exposures, viewed in the light of the much more extensive data obtained from experiments on animals. Therefore, any direct information on the effects of radiation on humans is very valuable. The international dosimetry project described in this report was carried out at Vinca, Yugoslavia, under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency to determine the precise amount of radiation to which the persons had been exposed during the accident. These dosimetry data, together with the record of the carefully observed clinical effects, are of importance both for the scientific study of radiation effects on man and for the development of methods of therapy. The experiment and measurements were carried out at the end of April 1960. The project formed part of the Agency's research programme in the field of health and safety. The results of the experiment are made available through this report to all Member States.}
place = {Serbia}
year = {1962}
month = {Mar}
}