[ RadSafe ] Under-reporting at Fukushima?
sjd at swcp.com
Sat Jul 21 11:17:56 CDT 2012
According to this Reuters article (link below),
"workers at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant were urged by
a subcontractor to place lead around radiation detection devices in
order to stay under a safety threshold for exposure."
The workers, it says, were told "to cover the devices called
dosimeters when working in high-radiation areas."
Assuming that a high radiation area is an area of gamma radiation,
how much lead (ounces or pounds) would be necessary to make a barrier
thick enough to make a significant difference in the amount of gamma
that would pass through it? Could one carry around this much lead on
a lapel-mounted dosimeter?
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