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Reading Summary: What Fukushima Really Teaches Us About Radiation.docx

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Department
Geography
Course
Geography 3422A/B
Professor
Milford Green
Semester
Fall

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What Fukushima Really Teaches Us About Radiation 11/7/2012 6:11:00 PM What Fukushima Really Teaches Us About Radiation  Consequences of Fukushima greatly mitigated by the wind – 80% of the airborne radiation typically blows due east over the Pacific Ocean rather than land o Had the wind been blowing south millions more would have been exposed to much larger amounts of radiation  Risk of fatality from 1,000rem is also about 100% (99.5%) o Muller’s 2,500 rem refigure is arbitrary  Acknowledging this risk would increase casualty est
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