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Cobalt-60 Radiation Disaster   

June 10th, 2024 •  49 min

Episode 153! In December of 1983 a hospital maintenance worker at El Centro Médico de Especialidades in Ciudad Juarez Chihuahua was tasked with dismantling old equipment to sell for scrap metal at a local junkyard. What ensued was the largest nuclear disaster in North American History releasing 100 times more radiation then the partial nuclear meltdown at Three Mile Island. Today, we’ll discuss how this nuclear disaster happened, how the incident was discovered, and some of the people that were affected.

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