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Radiation levels 40 percent higher than the yearly limit

Do they mean radiation levels per hour, or what? Taken literally, they are comparing apples and oranges (or apples per unit time, and apples)

So, in what may be my last act of "advising", I'll advise you to cut the jargon. -- My old PhD advisor, to me, 26/2/11

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Mar 27th, 2011 at 06:03:56 AM EST
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Stupid translator syndrome. Checking Japanese news, the reading was precisely 1,437 μSv for the period from 23:00 to 24:00 local time - but already on 25 March, apparently. Maybe this was a new measuring location. I didn't find the actual government release so far.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Mar 27th, 2011 at 06:24:03 AM EST
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After further research, it appears that the original news reports in Japanese were even more stupid newsie syndrome. The 1437 μSv value is contained in this release, and it's a cumulative value.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Mar 27th, 2011 at 06:33:17 AM EST
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Cumulative over 24 hours 8 minutes, to be precise.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Mar 27th, 2011 at 08:01:43 AM EST
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