Friday, October 21, 2011

2 boys in Fukushima Pref. internally exposed to the highest levels of radiation - 21st Oct 2011

Two boys in Fukushima Prefecture were found to have been internally exposed to the highest levels of radiation detected during checks conducted on nearly 4,500 local residents in the wake of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in the northeastern prefecture, the prefectural government said Thursday.

The level of exposure is estimated to be equivalent to 3 millisieverts during their lifetime, which would not have harmful effects on their health, according to government officials. The local government has not disclosed the boys' exact ages, saying only that they are between 4 and 7 years old.

The boys, who are from the town of Futaba, which partly hosts the plant that was severely damaged by explosions after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, showed the highest levels of internal exposure among 4,463 residents of 13 high-risk municipalities tested between June 27 and Sept. 30, the officials said.

Among others tested, eight people measured 2 millisieverts, six 1 millisievert and the remaining 4,447 below 1 millisievert, they said. Read More

Note: they have tested 4.463 Residents, is this enough? with at least 3 locations reporting high levels of radiation in the past week from locations 200-250 km away from Fukushima.

There are an estimated 16.9 Million children under the age of 15 in Japan in a population of an estimated 127.5 Million people. How many people will they Risk to keep a Image of "everything is fine in Japan"