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On May 13, 2 Sieverts per hour detected in No. 1 reactor building, exceeding 1,000 millisieverts per hour — Levels too high for Geiger counter to measure.
It's worth noting, if you read the original source:

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The location that registered the high radiation level was near the valve of the emergency core cooling system. Measurement was done for 5 minutes starting 12:45PM on May 10 (JST), and at 1.6 meters from the floor the Geiger counter went overscale [and couldn't measure beyond 1,000 millisieverts/hour
Those are not atmospheric levels, only levels INSIDE the buildings. It's not worth overhyping the radioactivity unless you get those levels outdoors. Don't incite fear otherwise.
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Well OK let's use some common sense..... What's inside the buildings will eventually be OUTSIDE, right?
Edited by aweir - 5/15/11 at 1:11am
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Obviously blasting it into space is an unreasonable approach, but to say ALL of that radioactivity will spread outdoors and maintain that level of radioactivity far beyond the facility is quite absurd.
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Two months ago when anyone had suggested a full meltdown, they scoffed and said that was absurd, too.

It's also important to note that total amount of radiation over a certain amount of time is just as dangerous as that same amount of radiation over a different amount of time. Receiving X amount of radiation in one day is just as dangerous as receiving it over a period of one month, So even if the radiation was not as "intense" when it escapes it will still be a high amount and contribute to the overall total exposure.
Edited by aweir - 5/15/11 at 1:18am
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So just because of that, it's reasonable to discredit any assumption that radioactivity will remain below harmful levels a significant distance beyond the Japanese coastline? I'm not sure why it seems worth the trouble to get all Chicken Little about this if you aren't living near the facility. Remember that this all happened only because the tsunami flooded the fuel tanks for the backup generators; had that not occurred, the reactors would all currently be in cold shutdown with spent fuel pools receiving sufficient cooling.
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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
Those are not atmospheric levels, only levels INSIDE the buildings. It's not worth overhyping the radioactivity unless you get those levels outdoors. Don't incite fear otherwise.


I believe you took it out of context to begin with . The problem is that the radiation INSIDE the building is so high that they might not ever be able to send workers in to fix it for years. So the fact that the radiation would be spread out doesn't even matter in the context of the article and it a moot point.
Edited by aweir - 5/15/11 at 1:25am
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"concentration gradient" is a term i assume you've never heard.
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x2

Interesting video I found on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB5GPud2KAU
That was one of the most ridiculous things i've ever seen.
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^ Especially the eerie way she smiles after every sentence as if she's happy because she knows she's right.

"Radiation WILL kill you"..........*smile*
Edited by aweir - 5/15/11 at 1:55am
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^ Especially the eerie way she smiles after every sentence as if she's happy because she knows she's right.

"Radiation WILL kill you"..........*smile*
Yea, I thought that was strange but the video was interesting nonetheless.
    
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