Shocking new study finds that Fukushima disaster exposed EVERY living human to the radiation dose of a full chest x-ray

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
By Paul Martin

by: Isabelle Z.
Monday, March 04, 2019

If you think that the nuclear disaster at Fukushima hasn’t really affected you too much because you live so far away from it, think again. Researchers looking into the Fukushima nuclear disaster have made a startling discovery: The devastating incident gave every single human being on the planet an amount of radiation exposure that is equal to getting one x-ray.

The disaster took place after a 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck Japan in 2011, prompting three nuclear reactors to melt down at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant. This released radioactive materials into the environment.

One of the researchers, the Norwegian Institute for Air Research’s Nikolaos Evangeliou, said that more than four fifths of the radiation was ultimately deposited at the poles and in the oceans, and that the global population likely got the lowest exposure, but that will be little comfort for those who avoid x-rays out of concern about the danger of radiation. His group estimated that most people got a dose of around 0.1 millisievert, which is equal to an extra full-chest x-ray. The average person in Japan, however, got a dose that is equal to around 0.5 millisieverts, which approaches the yearly recommended limit for inhaling naturally-occurring radon. Meanwhile, residents of Fukushima and the surrounding areas were exposed to doses of as much as 5 millisieverts in the three months following the accidents.

Experts say that radiation levels at the disaster site itself are still incredibly high, and that cleaning it up could take as long as 40 years, while some of the radioactive elements released will linger in the environment for almost 25,000 years. One nuclear engineer, Arnie Gundersen, told the BBC that the site is “as close to hell as I could imagine.”

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