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Following a massive underestimate straight after the earthquake and tsunami that triggered the crisis, in April NISA said that between 370,000 and 630,000 terabecquerels were released between 11 and 15 March, putting the crisis at level 7, the most severe category on the international scale used to rate nuclear accidents.
Now NISA has boosted the figure to 770,000 TBq based on a computer model and newly available data from TEPCO, which owns Fukushima. "This is more realistic," says Morikuni Makino of NISA.
Originally posted by TechUnique
Keeping track of what the MSM are saying is like keeping track of an Olympic table tennis game... sped up.
It is less than Chernobyl, which released 5,200,000 TBq, and is unlikely to alter the risk of cancer deaths compared with the April estimate, says Peter Burns, former CEO of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency.
Originally posted by XxRagingxPandaxX
Also I wonder how much damage ocean life has taken.