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    Quote Originally Posted by tommej View Post
    It's a one-time peak reading of 0.17 mSv/hour. Every other reading was between 0.0183 and 0.0011 mSv/hr.

    Nothing to worry about.
    You get more radiation from eating one banana a day for a whole year (0.36mSv) :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmas View Post
    You get more radiation from eating one banana a day for a whole year (0.36mSv) :-D
    Or fly for over 160 hours (6.5 μSv per hour)
    Maximum allowance per year for a medical or industrial radiation location is 1,000 μSv per year

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommej View Post
    It's a one-time peak reading of 0.17 mSv/hour. Every other reading was between 0.0183 and 0.0011 mSv/hr.

    Nothing to worry about.
    I thought that would probably be the case, Its still on the Sky ticker at the moment though.

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    Japan Self-Defense Forces poured 30 tons of water from the ground with 5 special pumper trucks from 19:45 to 20:09. Because these trucks are special, they were able to do this operation without getting off the trucks. Effect of this operation is under evaluation.

    As of tomorrow, they will restore power to the plant. (or today it's 3am~ there.)

    And this is just Adorable!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sakN2hSVxA
    Last edited by tommej; 17th March 2011 at 06:07 PM.

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    And this is just Adorable!
    Yes, indeed.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommej View Post
    And this is just Adorable!

    YouTube - (Subbed) Nuclear Boy
    That is amazing! So very Japanese

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    Apparently there have been 5 fatalities already from the team fighting to cool the reactors

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    Apparently there have been 5 fatalities already from the team fighting to cool the reactors
    Says who? The daily mail???

    Butuz

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    Fukushima Nuclear Plant Workers Are Heroes After Risking Own Lives To Avert Meltdown In Japan | World News | Sky News

    Of those who decided to stay, five are known to have already died. A further two are missing and at least 21 others have been injured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    Apparently there have been 5 fatalities already from the team fighting to cool the reactors
    Ouch, is that from radiation exposure or explosions \ fires?

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    The only source I could find for 5 dead was greenpeace "from a source on the site". I'd take it with a pinch of salt.

    IAEA Update on Japan Earthquake


    2 TEPCO employees have minor injuries
    2 subcontractor employees are injured, one person suffered broken legs and one person whose condition is unknown was transported to the hospital
    2 people are missing
    2 people were 'suddenly taken ill'
    2 TEPCO employees were transported to hospital during the time of donning respiratory protection in the control centre
    4 people (2 TEPCO employees, 2 subcontractor employees) sustained minor injuries due to the explosion at unit 1 on 11 March and were transported to the hospital
    11 people (4 TEPCO employees, 3 subcontractor employees and 4 Japanese civil defense workers) were injured due to the explosion at unit 3 on 14 March
    Radiological Contamination

    17 people (9 TEPCO employees, 8 subcontractor employees) suffered from deposition of radioactive material to their faces, but were not taken to the hospital because of low levels of exposure
    One worker suffered from significant exposure during 'vent work,' and was transported to an offsite center
    2 policemen who were exposed to radiation were decontaminated
    Firemen who were exposed to radiation are under investigation
    The IAEA continues to seek information from Japanese authorities about all aspects of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
    http://www.jaif.or.jp/english/news_i...300441711P.pdf

    Radiation monitors located around the station is detecting radiation. Although radiation is relatively high in some area, it doesn’t reach the harmful level to human in general. Even in the hot spots, radiation doesn’t reach the level at which radiation has an immediate affect on human body.
    And the latest press release: http://www.nisa.meti.go.jp/english/f...20110318-3.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    Apparently there have been 5 fatalities already from the team fighting to cool the reactors
    From Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (as of 2:00 PM Mar 18th)

    Quote Originally Posted by Press Release (Mar 18,2011)
    Casualty
    - 2 workers of cooperative firm were injured at the occurrence of the
    earthquake, and were transported to the hospital.
    - 1 TEPCO employee who was not able to stand by his own holding left chest
    with his hand, was transported to the hospital by an ambulance.
    - 1 subcontract worker at the key earthquake-proof building was unconscious
    and transported to the hospital by an ambulance.
    - The radiation exposure of 1 TEPCO employee, who was working inside the
    reactor building, exceeded 100mSv and he was transported to the hospital.
    - 2 TEPCO employees felt bad during their operation in the central control
    rooms of Unit 1 and 2 while wearing full masks, and were transferred to
    Fukushima Daini Power Station for consultation with a medical advisor.
    - 4 workers were injured and transported to the hospital after explosive
    sound and white smoke were confirmed around the Unit 1.
    - 11 workers were injured and transported to Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power
    Station etc. after explosive sound and white smoke were confirmed around
    the Unit 3.One of the workers was transported to the FUKUSHIMA Medical
    University Hospital at 10:56AM
    - Presence of 2 TEPCO employees at the site is not confirmed.
    I believe that the only fatality was a crane operator, killed directly as a result of the earthquake.

    mb

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    So how can a "reputable" news corp say otherwise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    So how can a "reputable" news corp say otherwise?
    To sell papers, here's a nice example:

    Japanese tsunami and earthquake: Nuclear fuel rods exposed | Mail Online

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