RadPavise reads 0.394 µSv/h 20 km from Fukushima Daiichi

Hua Yi measures radiation 20 km away from Fukushima Daiichi. (Source: Xinhua)

Last month, Xinhua journalist Hua Yi visited the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant along with other reporters under the invitation of Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc. (TEPCO).

Armed with RadPavise | Personal Radiation Detector, Hua recorded the increasing levels of radiation as they neared the power plant. 24 km from the power plant, the reading was 0.114 µSv/h, twice that of Tokyo. At 5 km, the reading jumped to 5–10 µSv/h, more than 100 times greater. Inside the power plant itself, the radiation level was as high as 150 µSv/h.

RadPavise 1 cm above soil reads 0.8 µSv/h

15 km away from Reactor 1, the dose rate measures 0.8 µSv/h at 1 cm above the soil, about 20 times the background radiation of Tokyo. (Source: Xinhua)

 

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