10 million times normal was not a mistake

“TEPCO has confirmed that radiation levels in water inside the damaged reactors is about 100 rems (1 Sievert) per hour. Apparently that’s only 100,000 times above normal, not 10 million times.” (Source: NIRS, an activist site, no less; all mainstream outlets gobbled it up too)

Not “apparently”, but rather ‘allegedly’,  ’cause apparently you can tell reporters anything. I keep seeing this all over, that so-called “misreporting”.  But normal background radiation for coastal Japan is around or just below 0.1 µSv/hr. and 1 Sv = 1,000,000 µSv, so this 1 Sv/hr truly is 10 million times the normal 0.1 µSv/hr.

1 / 0.0000001 = 10,000,000.   What part of the math am I not getting? Or do they usually have pools in their basement with knee-deep 10µSv/hr-radioactive water in it?  If that’s their alleged normal, then I stand corrected.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Politics. Bookmark the permalink.

Thank you for commenting. Your comment won't show until approved. Sometimes that can take awhile. - mvb

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s