Radiation levels rise at Japanese nuclear plant

“Japan faces the growing risk of a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power station. At this point, the level of radiation released has already made this the worst nuclear accident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

There has been a significant spike of radioactivity around the plant, with levels at one point reaching 400 millisieverts an hour. That level of exposure means that workers at a U.S. plant would reach their maximum allowed annual dose in seven minutes, and exposure for 75 minutes would cause acute radiation sickness. ”

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FP: Foreign Policy
Swati Patel, Vertices Intern


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