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A low level radioactive wind could reach Tokyo in 10 hours, Reuters is quoting the French embassy in the Japanese capital as saying.
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post #1482 of 2836
They went from micro to milli because the amounts have begun to rise.
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Originally Posted by kurt1288 View Post
Something annoying is the inconsistency in reporting radiation limits: "...8,217 microsieverts an hour from 1,941 about 40 minutes earlier, Tepco said. The annual legal limit is 1,000 microsieverts." I assume they mean 1,000 mSv/hr.

Just bugs me because of all the schooling I did and how much of using correct units was engraved into my brain.


Actually, the japanese prime minister had clarified during the NHK live feed they actually ment Millisieverts, not Micro.
That is a 50-100% chance of fatality WITH medical treatment.
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Originally Posted by Obakemono View Post
This is the bad part about this issue is that there is no clear, accurate news. I have family living in Tokyo, this REALLY worries me.
yes there is, the main update feeds from tepco latest development are being posted
here
http://live.reuters.com/Event/Japan_earthquake2
http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/

those two feeds have the latest development concerning the fukushima nuclear number one plant

meanwhile nhk world will cover the entire disaster including live japanese press conference
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nhk-world-tv

also official TEPCO website will report in detail the status the most the of the nuclear reactor in danger
http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...e/index-e.html

every other news channel websites such as BBC/CNN etc will likely quote kyodo's report on the latest development but may also quotes tweets from scientist regarding the overall situation
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Actually, the japanese prime minister had clarified during the NHK live feed they actually ment Millisieverts, not Micro.
That is almost 100% chance of fatality.
Ya, I was just quoting the article. Regardless of micro or milli, at least they could be consistent and say mSv/hr. There is a difference between mSv and mSv/hr.
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Off to bed. Hope for updates by morning. Good luck Japan.
 
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Ya, I was just quoting the article. Regardless of micro or milli, at least they could be consistent and say mSv/hr. There is a difference between mSv and mSv/hr.
yeah I know, but unfortunately consistency does not seem to be something they are good at. Right now I'm sure they are trying to prevent widespread panic over what is turning out to be a complete catastrophe that will effect more then just japan. either way that is a lethal dose of radiation. 8mSv/hr is just as bad if you are there for any amount of time. Smaller fractionated doses can actually be worse then one large dose.
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EDIT. Wrong, THIS says the total dose of Chernobyl was 80,000 Sieverts, although some people received "significantly higher doses).
Edited by kurt1288 - 3/14/11 at 8:51pm
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BREAKING NEWS: Small amounts of radioactive substances detected in Tokyo

http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/
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Indicating the severity of the nuclear crisis and the damage caused by the tsunami and earthquake, the Nikkei has dropped by 14.65% in the last 48 hours.
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