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Slow Death: 83 Days of Radiation Sickness

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ISBN-10: 1934287407

ISBN-13: 9781934287408

Edition: 2008

Authors: NHK Television Staff

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Vertical, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/21/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 141
Size: 5.70" wide x 8.75" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Exposure - September 30, 1999
A Chance Meeting - Day 2
Hospital Transfer - Day 3
Radiation Emergency Treatment Team - Day 5
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant - Day 7
Artificial Respiration Control - Day 11
His Sister's Cells - Day 18
Manifestations of Radiation Damage - Day 27
A Small Hope - Day 50
Day 59
The Endless Battle - Day 63
December 21, 1999 - Day 83
Paper Cranes - the Future