It’s 11:33 P.M. here, and I’m trying to decipher all the links at Drudge. These reports aren’t giving me much to work with. There’s this:
Shortly after the 6:10 a.m. incident, the radiation level exceeded the legal limit to reach 965.5 micro sievert per hour,
But I’m not seeing the locations! That value is right at where we post a High Radiation Area, ~100 millirem per hour. That’s probably what triggered the “legal limit” statement.
Is that dose rate lethal? Not in acute terms. And it’s statistical guesswork for chronic effects. The 2.4 rem per day you’d pick up is the exact amount I posted about here.
Conditions seem to be worsening in some areas, but I can’t tell what’s going on from these news reports. Will try to give an overview tomorrow morning if information is available.
(I see some new comments since a few minutes ago. Will try to respond to all, tomorrow.)