[ RadSafe ] NYT reports 19 miles not 50 right now

Bailey, Pete Pete.Bailey at fpl.com
Fri Mar 18 07:22:39 CDT 2011

What is  "heavy" contamination ( 2x background ???  10x background ??)
Might 'background' (word I'm using) be from over-flights before quake ?
 . . . might 'background' be affected by surface dirt being washed away ?

I have dealt with some of the DOE capabilities,  they can detect bags of fertilizer in your garage .  . .

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Subject: [ RadSafe ] NYT reports 19 miles not 50 right now

Hi All, 

The New York Times is reporting that US remote overflights have seen the heavy contamination limited to 19 miles around the plant.


The first readings from American data-collection flights over the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in northeastern Japan show that the worst contamination has not spread beyond the 19-mile range of highest concern established by Japanese authorities.


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