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.

2 comments:

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!)