Forget Fukashima, just take your brollie

It rained, so I zipped on the hood to my newly acquired Columbia jacket. Just enough to keep the rain off, but according to the Korean news websites it was rain tainted with fallout from Fukashima. It’s the sort of thing that makes me roll my eyes and wish for more yellow dust, which is supposed to be prevalent at the moment too. At least the rain keeps the dust down, as for the radiation, it’s at very low levels. The current dosage quoted is 0.3mSV. I know for a fact that the amounts that can kill you are in the 10 to 100SV range.

You gotta laugh at some of the information films put out back then.  One thing that sprung to mind when I watched it was radiation is quite easily attenuated. Double the distance, and you quarter the amount of energy. It’s not how much, but how long.

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