first_img Q.HOW MUCH RADIATION HAS BEEN RELEASED?A.The fire at Fukushima’s Daiichi reactor 4 is thought to have released the most radiation so far, with readings after the blaze showing 400 millisievert (mSv) per hour. For comparison, a chest X-ray will give a 0.2 mSv dose and the legal limit in the UK for nuclear workers is 20mSv per year. The levels later dropped to 0.6 mSv per hour but radiation is believed to have entered the atmosphere.Q.Who has been affected so far?A.The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said 23 people near Daiichi have tested positive for radiation and have been decontaminated. 140,000 people within 30km of Fukushima have been ordered to stay indoors, but one expert said the risk is limited to a small area. “Radioactive material will reach Tokyo but it is not harmful to human bodies because it will be dissipated by the time it gets to Tokyo,” said Koji Yamazaki, professor at Hokkaido University.Q.could more radiation be released?A.Fukushima’s reactor 2 is the most pressing concern, with authorities unsure about whether the reactor’s casing is damaged. Reactor 4’s status is still unclear. But Fukushima Daini, Onagawa and Tokai plants are now in a safe condition, authorities say. Q.how are humans affected by radiation?A.In the short term, exposure to radiation can cause temporary radiation sickness, with vomiting, bleeding, burns and diarrhoea. Large doses of radiation or a long exposure can increase the risk of certain cancers. • Sources:?IAEA, Reuters, TEPCO, Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, NHS Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 15 March 2011 9:56 pm Share KCS-content RADIATION LEAKS IN JAPAN center_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Todaymoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Tags: NULL whatsapplast_img

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