How much radiation was spilled out of the Fukushima power plant?



  1. jet
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    According the The Guardian, an estimated 770,000 terabequerels of radiation seeped from the Fukshima power plant in Japan in the days following the March 11th tsunami. This radiation estimate is nearly double the initial estimate. 

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    According to a June estimate by the Nuclear Industrial Safety Agency, 770,000 terabecquerels (a becquerel is the amount of radiation that decays in one second) of radiation were released during the first week of the crisis alone. In May, a reading from the main Fukushima building showed 1,120 millisieverts (another way of measuring radiation, usually related to the health effects) of radiation were being released by the hour. I don’t know how much total that is, but needless to say it’s a lot.

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