TIL that a nuclear worker in Japan was exposed to 17 Sieverts of radiation (twice the amount that should kill a person). He was kept alive for 83 days, suffering serious radiation burns to his body, severe organ failure, and an almost zero white blood cell count.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokaimura_nuclear_accident#Impact_on_technicians

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  1. I’m phone posting and can’t link it, but if you look for a book called “Review of Criticality Accidents” there are some dudes in the USSR that blow that guy’s dose out of the water.

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