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Careless use of radioactive materials at Army hospital

Feds: Radiation exposure at Walter Reed. The Washington Post, by Christian Davenport, 26 Aug 2010, Two packages of radioactive material sat under a counter in the main lobby of Walter Reed Army Medical Center for 44 hours, possibly exposing patients and staff to elevated radiation, according to an investigation by federal regulators……Walter Reed officials determined radiation levels at the concierge desk were two millirems an hour, which exceeds allowable limits. The average American is exposed to 620 millirems a year, according to Neil Sheehan, an NRC spokesman.The violations at the Northwest Washington hospital follow a similar violation there in 2008….Post Now – Feds: Radiation exposure at Walter Reed

August 26, 2010 - Posted by | safety, USA | , , , ,

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