Mexican Radiation Disaster (1999)

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  • Deadly Metal Alternative


A programme from the third series of drama documentaries examining the issues surrounding major disasters. Investigates what happened in Mexico in 1983 when a radiotherapy machine was mistakenly sold to a scrap yard. The radioactive material released caused sickness and sterility in the site workers, and contaminated metal was forged into steel resulting in further distribution.

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