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The radiation measurement was 530 sieverts, or 53,000 rems (Roentgen Equivalent for Man). The dose at which half an exposed population would die is 250 to 500 rems, so this is a massive measurement.
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“Fukushima Darkness – part 1 of a 2-part series” by Robert Hunziker
An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:
The radiation effects of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant triple meltdowns are felt worldwide, whether lodged in sea life or in humans, it cumulates over time. 1,357 more words
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has hit off the eastern coast of Japan, about 200 miles from the Fukushima power plant, whose meltdown after another quake in 2011 was described as the worst nuclear disaster since the 1986 events in Chernobyl. 97 more words
An enormous amount of radioactive waste is to be dumped into the Pacific ocean, despite existing pollution fears. 300 tonnes of radioactive waste are already leaked into the ocean on a daily basis, and this huge new dump is not going to help matter. 25 more words