Posts Tagged ‘radiation’

Tokyo – Tap Water Not Safe for Infants

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

“Levels of radioactive iodine in tap water at a water treatment center in downtown Tokyo measured 210 becquerels per liter of iodine-131 — more than twice the recommended limit of 100 becquerels per liter for infants, officials from the Tokyo Water Bureau said at a news conference.”

Tokyo – Tap Water Not Safe for Infants – NYTimes.com

Radiation Chart

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

“There’s a lot of discussion of radiation from the Fukushima plants, along with comparisons to Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. Radiation levels are often described as ‘<X> times the normal level’ or ‘<Y>% over the legal limit,’ which can be pretty confusing.

Ellen, a friend of mine who’s a student at Reed and Senior Reactor Operator at the Reed Research Reactor, has been spending the last few days answering questions about radiation dosage virtually nonstop [..]. She suggested a chart might help put different amounts of radiation into perspective, and so with her help, I put one together”

Radiation Chart

Gives perspective on the numbers thrown around in media.