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Old 21 June 2013, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by A Turtle Named Mack View Post
I am guessing I am at least 30-40 years behind on this, although I can remember as recently as 10-20 years ago a problem with old x-ray machines being dismantled for recyclables by poor people in Latin America and the people being badly exposed to radiation from taking apart the protective housing.
If you're thinking of the Goi‚nia incident specifically, that was a radiotherapy unit, containing a radioactive source, rather than just an X-ray machine.
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