[ RadSafe ] Video of Meter - Up to 10,20 µSv in Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture 163km from Fukushima Dai-ichi

Franz Schönhofer franz.schoenhofer at chello.at
Mon May 23 11:47:40 CDT 2016


At first glance I see that there are no units visible on the scale of the
"meter" - dose meter, dose ratemeter, ratemeter or whatever it is supposed
to be. However the chance seems to be high that it might be microSievert.
Environmental doserates do not make any sense when measured in contact with
some obviously tiny sources - this can easily be proved by using a small
radioactive object like a watch with radium dials or a small piece of 
ore and a dose rate -, ratemeter. So there is no meaning of the numbers 
Therefore - sorry Dan your calculation is misleading: The doserate in close 
contact with a tiny speck of radioactive material cannot be used to 
calculate the whole body dose to a person. I am happy that this is not the 
case, because have a large collection of uranium ore, thorium ore, uranium 
stained glass and ceramics like fiesta ware, watches with real radiumdials, 
historical radioactive compounds (Joachimsthal) etc. etc. many of them on 
display in my flat. Please don't tell the Austrian authorities, because it 
is forbidden to own any (!!) fissionable material. I have been wondering, 
whether the uranium containing granite stones which make up a high share of 
our pavements and streets in Vienna will be removed or most of the granite 
stones at our graveyards. (No answer yet.)

So far my comment on this "scientific" and terrifying video. It would be 
good for an examination for future health physcists: "What is wrong in this 

Best regards again!


Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- From: Roger Helbig
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2016 2:51 PM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Video of Meter - Up to 10,20 µSv in Ichinoseki, Iwate
Prefecture 163km from Fukushima Dai-ichi


Is this meter or its reader perhaps being mislead due to lack of
experience or other cause?

Roger Helbig
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