Monday, March 21, 2011

Radiation Concerns

I'm sure that everyone is deeply concerned for the poor people of Japan and the horrific devastation and loss of life they are experiencing right now.  Another major concern is the situation at the nuclear power plant and how that will effect everyone, all over the world.  On this morning he posted a link to a fantastic chart that shows the radiation dosage amounts from various sources.  This radiation dose infographic was put together by Randall Munroe with the assistance of a nuclear reactor operator.

What I found particularly interesting was that there is more radiation emitted from living within 50 miles of a coal power plant than a nuclear power plant. In Castor we were living within roughly that range of a coal power plant (maybe Sheerness is a little further than that, but not by much).

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