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intaglio

(8,170 posts)
Fri Sep 6, 2013, 01:04 AM Sep 2013

Last week it was 1,800 mSv; this week - 2,200 mSv

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23945612
Radiation levels around tanks storing contaminated water at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have risen by a fifth to a new high, officials say.

Ground readings near one set of tanks stood at 2,200 millisieverts (mSv) on Tuesday, the plant operator and Japan's nuclear authority said.


Last week we had a nuclear industry apologist claiming that the storage tanks had leaked a couple of buckets of water when it was 300 tonnes and claiming that beta radiation was comparable to anti-neutrino radiation from the sun. I wonder what the excuses will be this week?
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