Sunday, July 27, 2008

AECL loses radiactive thing

It only got out because somebody got a big dose of radioactivity. Otherwise, this sort of thing happens all the time and it never gets out.


Chuck said...

According to the article, the worker in question only received the equivalent of a chest Xray, which is 0.2 milliseiverts, or two and a half days worth of background radiation.

Harold Asmis said...

Still a good dose for a nuclear worker who has to watch his yearly accumulation, and most importantly, it is reportable. I'll bet if you plot accidental dose frequency, it's power law! (I'm guessing here!)