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The Radiological Accident in Ventanilla

English STI/PUB/1887 978-92-0-106619-0
69 30 30.00 2019

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Description

This publication addresses the chronology of events and circumstances of the radiological accident in Ventanilla, Peru, in February 2014. The information includes a detailed description of the international assistance provided by the IAEA, the health consequences and dose assessment for the affected individual, and the medical management of the case. This information and the lessons learned from the accident, relating to its circumstances, the notification, medical response, dose assessment and response at national and international levels are key aspects for Member States to consider when analysing their response procedures to radiological emergencies. The intention is to aid in the identification of necessary actions to be implemented in order to avoid or prevent potential similar accidents.

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Keywords

Radiological Accident, Accident, Radiological Emergency, Emergency, Radioactive Material, Ventanilla, Peru, IAEA Assistance Missions, Incident and Emergency Centre, Assistance Convention, Argentina, France, Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Industrial Radiography, Dosimeter, Collimator, Geiger-Müller Detector, Tissular Radionecrosis

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