And I can tell you that most of this stuff is way overblown. I was fairly close to the site post tsunami and I was exposed to about the same level of radiation as an airline pilot gets on a transpacific flight from being closer to the sun. I was on a navy ship and we had ridiculously strict standards when it came to working on "contaminated" equipment. For instance we had a sea water pump that had elevated radiation levels but it wasn't more than you would get from a bunch of bananas from the potassium in it and then we would have to go through crazy decon procedures. My hunch is that most of the sensationalism is driven by people who see a chance to get rich off of lawsuits.
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