10 Sievert/hour at Fukushima!

Haven’t checked on TEPCO in awhile.  There’s news.

Tepco said Tuesday it found another spot on the ventilation stack itself where radiation exceeded 10 sieverts per hour, a level that could lead to incapacitation or death after just several seconds of exposure.

Well, if “several” seconds is about 1500.  Still, that reading would peg one of our teletectors as well.  I’ve only seen dose rates like that once.

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6 Responses to 10 Sievert/hour at Fukushima!

  1. crosspatch says:

    I think they said they aren’t really sure what the dose is because their recording instrumentation pegged at 10 seiverts/hr. That was the highest scale it reports. They suspect it is higher but won’t know until they get instruments reading a higher rate out there.

  2. Mountainbear says:

    Well, it’s just pockets on site, right? So… I’m not too worried about the rest of the country, given the simple laws about energy and distance. Must suck working near those, but then again, it would all depend on if they’re inside or outside and a bazillion other variables, right?

    And in all fairness, they’re saying “it could lead to”. I mean, me eating a vegetable soup later could also lead to my death. I just need to aspirate a carrot. OMG! Ban all carrots! Carrots can be lethal!

  3. nate says:

    I read this was on SGTS filters which really doesn’t surprise me.

  4. nate says:


    It sounds like the filters are (gasp!) filtering. Good thing no one is going to have to change them!

  5. Rana says:

    This seems to have slipped my mind again. Can you please tell me how I read (in general numbers) this equation:


    Is it 21,000???


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