The Ukrainian railroad workers irradiated on the Slovak border

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The Ukrainian railroad workers when crossing Ukraine - the Slovak border underwentto rigid x-ray radiation. Staff of Scientific center of radiation medicine came to such conclusion after inspection of victims.

Inspection in Scientific center of radiation medicine confirmed the fact of radiation with a rigid x-ray radiation of four Ukrainian railroad workers who complained that on control - check point"Pavlovo - Matevtsa", being on the Ukrainian - the Slovak border, they were treated to operation of the x-ray scanner intended for check of exclusively freight cars.

In a conclusion of inspection it is noted that victims"... received a dose short-term a X-ray - radiations which approximately by twenty times exceeds annual norm for usual population (category B) according to standards of radiation safety of Ukraine of 1997. The cytogenetic effect specifies that at patients beam reaction of an organism without existence of symptoms of sharp radiation sickness" took place.

Incident happened on February 13 and 14 this year when, according to the driver of locomotive depot of PSF Vasily Gaviya instead of stopping the train and to check the locomotive and railroad workers separately, the Slovak operators turned on the scanner just before moving train, both to stop it instantly and railroad workers couldn't leave the locomotive.

By everything for two days of the scanner were affected four chopskikh of drivers. Right after passing via the scanner the condition of drivers sharply worsened - there was the general weakness, nausea, dizziness.


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