Have been working on a (gasp!) non-rad essay.
Meanwhile, crosspatch with encouraging tap water news.
Also to the Tera-tonne Martian nuclear blast. I don’t buy that such an event could form through natural processes. So, aliens.
poul on the dosimeter situation, with other details:
Regarding the incident on March 24, it was found that a worker who should have been checking on-site radiation levels was absent…
I’m not certain Japan has many folks exactly like me and oldHP. They may have very few RCTs, instead training a number of workers in measuring dose rates. I sort of hope that’s the case, given some of the mistakes we’ve seen.
poul makes the excellent point that translations of Japan’s reporting is probably better than “Western” journalism. Well, there’s no “probably” to it. Although this jabs like a stick in my eye:
Water measuring between 10 and 20 centimeters deep was found in the pit. The radiation level has been measured at over 1,000 milisieverts per hour.
(bold emphasis added). You see the little problem there? For the record, you can’t measure stuff beyond your instrument’s range. You merely detect it. If you don’t know where something ends, how can you claim it’s been “measured”?
Gotta run some errands. Anything with multiple links gets held up for an hour or so.