Monday, March 28, 2011

The first Greenpeace measurements are sneaking out: 10microsieverts/hr at 25 miles northwest of the plant

I seriously hope they don't get kicked out of Japan

"Greenpeace said its experts had confirmed radiation levels of up to 10 microsieverts per hour in a village 40 km (25 miles) northwest of the plant. It called for the extension of a 20-km (12-mile) evacuation zone.

"It is clearly not safe for people to remain in Iitate, especially children and pregnant women, when it could mean receiving the maximum allowed annual dose of radiation in only a few days," Greenpeace said in a statement, referring to the village where the radiation reading was taken."

1 millirem per hour. 8.76 rem per year. Keep in mind, maximum permissible dose recommendations for the general population are just a half rem per year.  I can't believe there haven't been mandatory evacuations.

1 comment :

  1. Just pulled this off the wire-

    URGENT: High-level radiation detected in trench outside Fukushima reactor building
    TOKYO, March 28, Kyodo

    High levels of radiation exceeding 1,000 millisieverts per hour were found in water in a trench outside the No. 2 reactor's turbine building at the troubled nuclear power plant in Fukushima on Sunday afternoon, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday.

    Similarly high levels of radioactivity have been found in a pool of water in the basement of the turbine building at the Fukushima Daiichi complex, raising concerns that radioactive substances may have seeped into the environment, including the sea nearby.


    now levels are exceeding 1 sievert/hour outside the building. are they releasing the radioactive water there?