Friday, April 08, 2011

A Drive Through Fukushima

A drive through Fukushima:

Just FYI, the reading they take of 112 microsieverts is roughly 350 times normal background radiation. I'm pretty sure that's still under the current (twice upgraded) legal limit. Still, I'm not sure anyone would want to live in those areas. Wow.

UPDATE: The published IAEA limit is 5,700 nanoSieverts/hour. 112 microSieverts/hour = 112,000 nanoSieverts/hour, but that reading is coming from only 1.5 km from the plant.

UPDATE 2: Japanese risk radiation to rescue stranded dogs.

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