“Let’s Flag Down a Cab and Head to Real Street.”*
The chart the American media won’t show you (not even in English)
RIGHT HAND COLUMN： ”sieverts” (I’ll skip the micro and milli) measure of the biological effect of radiation.
LEFT HAND COLUMN, from the top down:
Tokyo, Shinjuku Ward (a central Tokyo ward) -> 0.81
Saitama (city a little nor…thwest of Tokyo) -> 1.22
Iwaki, Fukushima (city about an hr train ride south of the nuke plant) -> 23.72
Plane ride from Tokyo to New York. -> 190
An X-Ray. -> 600
1 Year’s Normal Living Exposure. -> 2400
A comparison of Sieverts (a sievert being a measure of the biological effect of radiation — thanks to Chris J) from the vicinity of the Fukushima Nuclear Plant and, well, other things.
The point, of course, is that the American Media Heathers are pulling out all the stops to create shock and panic. They’re showing lots and lots of photos of people working at the Fukushima nuclear plant wearing respirators and citizens within a 10-20 mile radius of the plant getting monitored, but Japan is a larger country than that. But the Media Ghouls are counting on Americans love of Things Sensational and general geographic ignorance to keep people spooked and scared and tuning in.
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*Homage to RD
**Thanks and photo credit to Twitter friend @silverstar22b