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Desc:Travelling through the 'No Man's Land' surrounding the Fukushima power plant.
Category:News & Politics, Accidents & Explosions
Tags:Japan, disaster, radiation, Fukushima
Submitted:Caminante Nocturno
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Comment count is 17
chumbucket - 2011-04-18
hell's ringtone
Tuan Jim - 2011-04-18
When they stepped out of the car the last time, the radiation was about 45 times the amount that sets off the "Jesus Christ get out of there" alarm.

FABIO - 2011-04-18
Alright someone help me out. I'm looking up radiation measurements and the online information is all over the place; one says a lethal does is 5 Sv while another says 1000 is radiation sickness.

FABIO - 2011-04-18
also: poor dogs =(

KillerGazebo - 2011-04-18
There's this: http://cl.ly/2V3c33023U0Y1e0s2X0T

Unfortunately the citation for that is "some dude on reddit" but you can find plenty of debate and other sources in the comments here:

http://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/g45lm/heres_a_chart_s howing_relative_risk_from/

takewithfood - 2011-04-18
xkcd posted what appears to be an excellent chart explaining radiation doses: http://xkcd.com/radiation/

A radiologist friend of mine confirms that 5+ Sv is generally considered a fatal dose (assuming you trust her) Her guess is that whatever source said that 1,000 Sv results in radiation sickness probably meant 1,000 mSv, which = 1 Sv.

dichotic1 - 2011-04-18
oh ok, that makes sense seeing that they were reading levels of +/- 92 mSv/h.

dichotic1 - 2011-04-18
oops, no I'm wrong 92uSv/h

FatFatuousNation - 2011-04-18
According to my calculations, it would take ~ 3 weeks of living in the final place where they got out, 1.5km from the plant, to be at a statistically significant higher risk for cancer.

It would take almost 8 months of living at that close proximity to suffer from mild radiation sickness (headache, increased risk of infection).

A few more months, and you will begin to die. Nausea, and fatigue are more symptoms. Even if you the leave zone, there's still a 10% chance that you'll drop dead within a month.

If you're made of steel, and you're somehow still alive after two and a half years, you will be hairless and permanently sterile.

My calculations don't indicate at which point you turn into a ghoul.

Lurchi - 2011-04-18
STALKER sequel?
Caminante Nocturno - 2011-04-18
ここから出て行け, スタルカ!

freedoom - 2011-04-18
Those cows are fucked.
Menudo con queso - 2011-04-18
8:25 - who wants to eat some delicious daikon radishes fresh from the garden? Anybody?
Chancho - 2011-04-18
Those dogs seem well fed. I guess there's plenty of dead animals and humans to eat.
Caminante Nocturno - 2011-04-18
Sadly, you're right.

urbanelf - 2011-04-18
Tom Collins - 2011-04-19
10:35 -- the fate of the little white car from http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=91684.
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