The Resource A slow death : 83 days of radiation sickness, NHK TV "Tokaimura Criticality Accident" Crew ; translated by Maho Harada

A slow death : 83 days of radiation sickness, NHK TV "Tokaimura Criticality Accident" Crew ; translated by Maho Harada

Label
A slow death : 83 days of radiation sickness
Title
A slow death
Title remainder
83 days of radiation sickness
Statement of responsibility
NHK TV "Tokaimura Criticality Accident" Crew ; translated by Maho Harada
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Japan's worst nuclear radiation accident took place at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tokaimura, northeast of Tokyo, on 30 September 1999. The direct cause of the accident was cited as the depositing of a uranyl nitrate solution--containing about 16.6 kg of uranium, which exceeded the critical mass--into a precipitation tank. Three workers were exposed to extreme doses of radiation. Hiroshi Ouchi, one of these workers, was transferred to the University of Tokyo Hospital Emergency Room, three days after the accident. Dr. Maekawa and his staff initially thought that Ouchi looked relatively well for a person exposed to such radiation levels. He could talk, and only his right hand was a little swollen with redness. However, his condition gradually weakened as the radioactivity broke down the chromosomes in his cells. The doctors were at a loss as to what to do. There were very few precedents and proven medical treatments for the victims of radiation poisoning. Less than 20 nuclear accidents had occurred in the world to that point, and most of those happened 30 years ago. This book documents the following 83 days of treatment until his passing, with detailed descriptions and explanations of the radiation poisoning
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Toukaimura rinkai jiko
Dewey number
363.17990952131
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Radiation injuries
Label
A slow death : 83 days of radiation sickness, NHK TV "Tokaimura Criticality Accident" Crew ; translated by Maho Harada
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Japanese as: Toukaimura rinkai jiko. 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
xv, 141, [2], [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781942993544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)923548580
  • 1037545
  • (OCoLC)ocn923548580
  • 1037545
Label
A slow death : 83 days of radiation sickness, NHK TV "Tokaimura Criticality Accident" Crew ; translated by Maho Harada
Publication
Note
Originally published in Japanese as: Toukaimura rinkai jiko. 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
xv, 141, [2], [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781942993544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)923548580
  • 1037545
  • (OCoLC)ocn923548580
  • 1037545

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