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The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan was about 100 miles offshore when its instruments detected the radiation. The fleet said the dose of radiation was about the same as one month's normal exposure to natural background radiation in the environment.
In response to nuclear emergencies, the NRC works with other U.S. agencies to monitor radioactive releases and predict their path. All the available information indicates weather conditions have taken the small releases from the Fukushima reactors out to sea away from the population. Given the thousands of miles between the two countries, Hawaii, Alaska, the U.S. Territories and the U.S. West Coast are not expected to experience any harmful levels of radioactivity.
According to TEPCO, near Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Unit 1, 12 3:00 pm 29 minutes, microsievert 1015 / hour, 31 minutes 3:00 pm microsievert 569 / confirmed at a high level of radiation dose . 東京電力は同３時３６分ごろ、１号機付近で大きな揺れと爆発音があったとしている。 TEPCO said about three minutes at 36, has been shaking and there was a large explosion near the first unit.
Originally posted by harrytuttle
Getting the a month's worth of radiation exposure in 1 hour = major radiation cloud.
Keep in mind, they are on a war ship which can not only move out of the way, but has measures of protecting their crew from further exposure.
If we here in North America received only 10% of that level of exposure in the air, people would start getting sick in a manner of weeks. I'm watching this and plan on erring on the side of caution.
There is experimental evidence from an antinuclear group in Japan that a certain species of Spiderwort plant shows effects of radiation exposure when the radiation is not detectable by any instruments. This indicates that biologically sensitive is much greater than currently assumed or else that some types of radiation which are capable of biological effects exist which cannot be detected by electronic means and are not allowed for conventional theory.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
The Denver reading is up to 51 !! For that Radionetwork site they don't make an alert until 130, but other sites say to worry at 60, and it appears Denver is flirting dangerously close to 60? I wonder what is going on there? A local source, or something in the atmosphere?
I will keep watdhing it I suppose.
Originally posted by Thermo Klein
reply to post by kdog1982
good info. Lots of opinions there.
I sorta like how
"Right now the government as a whole has people looking at the situation and asking these questions. We don't have the answers yet. We don't have anything that we can say publicly right now."
But CNN has already given the all clear! The US media is broken...