[ RadSafe ] Hanford Am-241 Accident

Chris Alston achris1999 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 18:25:36 CST 2019

Yes.  In fact, Wikipedia’s page on Mr. McCluskey (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_McCluskey <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_McCluskey>) includes this hyperlink to the TOC: https://journals.lww.com/health-physics/toc/1983/10000 <https://journals.lww.com/health-physics/toc/1983/10000>.  The editors devoted that entire issue of the Journal to this topic.  Are older copies of the HPJ available on the HighWire Press?


> On Feb 3, 2019, at 5:06 PM, Linda Sewell <lmsewell1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Greetings,
> There is ample information on Mr. McCluskey’s radiation exposure in peer reviewed literature including the October 1983 issue of Health Physics, the journal of the Health Physics Society.  
> Linda Sewell, CHP
> Retired
>> On Feb 3, 2019, at 12:37 PM, Theo Richel <theo at richel.org> wrote:
>> Does anyone have ICRP Publication 68 available: 'Dose Coefficients for Intakes of Radionuclides by Workers' and can then tell me  the dose coefficient for Americium 241?  I'd be most grateful. As a journalist I would like to calculate the dose that Harold McCluskey (Mr Atomic) received after his accident with Am 241 where he ingested/inhaled about 10 mBq. This was largely chelated, and lowered to  about 55 kBq and he died 11 years later at 78 of heart failure that he already suffered from before the accident. I would very much like to find out what all this means in dose-terms.
>> Many thanks
>> Theo Richel
>> The Netherlands

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