i just stumbled across this, after checking out the link on Another_Nut's thread about the evacuation of 30,000 people near fukushima
i did a search here, & couldn't find anything...
not much info on it, but at least there's an admission of high readings...
"Japan's science ministry says radiation levels of up to 0.17 millisieverts per hour have been detected about 30 kilometers northwest of the
quake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Experts say exposure to those levels for 6 hours would result in absorption of the maximum level considered safe for 1 year.
The government has instructed residents living within a 20 to 30 kilometer radius of the plant to stay indoors.
The ministry gauged radiation from 9:20 AM to 3:00 PM on Thursday at 28 spots, in areas 20 to 60 kilometers from the plant.
The ministry also observed radiation levels of 0.0183 to 0.0011 millisieverts per hour at most of the observation points.
It says these levels are higher than normal but pose no immediate threat to health.
Thursday, March 17, 2011 21:20 +0900 (JST)"
i couldn't get it to embed the full quote as "external text", so i just copied & pasted...i'm new & still finding my feet, it's only my 2nd thread
thx to Another_Nut for pointing me in that direction
edit on 17-3-2011 by pattonisit because: mike patton
17-3-2011 by pattonisit because: (no reason given)