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What is the radiation level at Fukushima?

The most recent post shows the radiation level in the city of Fukushima was 0.135 microsieverts per hour on Friday, similar to the 0.120 reading seen in Seoul. The level in the city of Iwaki in Fukushima, 30 kilometers away from the plant, was 0.060, while Tokyo, more than 200 km away, was 0.036.

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Keeping this in consideration, how bad is the radiation from Fukushima?

Even in the most severely affected areas, radiation doses never reached more than a quarter of the radiation dose linked to an increase in cancer risk (25 mSv whereas 100 mSv has been linked to an increase in cancer rates among victims at Hiroshima and Nagasaki).

Beside above, is Fukushima still radioactive 2019? “Human rights experts: the threat of nuclear radiation in Fukushima is still there; the government should stop the home return policy”, UN News, October 25, 2018. “TEPCO said it could take out the fuel debris of No. 2 of the Fukushima nuclear power plant”, Observer Network, February 14, 2019.

Secondly, was Chernobyl worse than Fukushima?

Some scientists say Fukushima is worse than the 1986 Chernobyl accident, with which it shares a maximum level-7 rating on the sliding scale of nuclear disasters. "Fukushima is still boiling its radionuclides all over Japan," he said. "Chernobyl went up in one go. So Fukushima is worse."

Is radiation from Fukushima reaching the US?

Fukushima radiation has reached U.S. shores. Radiation from 2011 Fukushima disaster now reaching U.S. Scientists have detected radiation from Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster on the West Coast. Because of its short half-life, cesium-134 can only have come from Fukushima.

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