[ RadSafe ] Japan press release

Jeff Terry terryj at iit.edu
Mon Mar 14 22:09:15 CDT 2011

Anyone know why they are leaving the last 50?

I am not the greatest with Sieverts/hr but if I am converting correctly, that is 40 rem/hr.
I should be able to multiply by 100, but don't trust myself right now. 

I don't understand the decision to leave people in those conditions. 


Jeff Terry
Asst. Professor of Physics
Life Science Bldg Rm 166
Illinois Institute of Technology
3101 S. Dearborn St. 
Chicago IL 60616
terryj at iit.edu

On Mar 14, 2011, at 9:47 PM, Neill Stanford, CHP wrote:

> Watching the live feed of prime minister followed by minister of ..., I gleamed the following:
> #4 has fire, the core was unloaded, fire suspected in SFP
> 3 min later #2 explosion 
> Now measuring 100 mSv (he noted that this was now milli not micro) and 400 mSv between the reactor bldgs. All personnel have been evacuated except 50 (I think) left behind to maintain the pumps.
> Bad news.
> Neill Stanford, CHP
> Stanford Dosimetry, LLC
> stanford at stanforddosimetry.com
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