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Feb7-12, 09:14 AM
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Quote Quote by luben View Post
If Fukushima incident is not very threatening, would it be safe to live in tokyo (several hundreds km away)? I wonder if there will be some long term effects just like the nuclear remains in chernobyl...
Afaik, there are several well settled areas on earth where background radiation is comfortably above that needed to give a 20 mSiv/yr dose. Deleterious effects have not been documented in those cases, either short or long term.
So there is a real measure of hype in the current Fukushima coverage.
My guess is that the risks of living in Tokyo, where a large earthquake is reasonably probable within the next three decades, is not materially altered by the contamination from Fukushima.