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RMTPACTSU ELNRC LIA06 Hoc; LIAll Hoc; LIA01 Hoc; LIA07 Hoc; LIA02 Hoc; LIA08 Hoc; LIA12 Hoc; Harrinaton. Holly; McIntyre, Dyjid; Burnell, Scott; ET07 Hoc FW: Radiation Safety Hazard at 30Kmn Radius for Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power PLant Thursday, April 07, 2011 2:28:22 PM Radiation Dose at 30 Km.Dobt
From: Hughart, Joe Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2011 6:21 AM To: DARTPACTSU; RMTPACTSU Cc: Cohen, Harold(GC/DCHA) [USAID]; Catlin, Steve(DCHA/OFDA) [USAID]; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Subject: Radiation Safety Hazard at 30Km Radius for Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power PLant One of the more exciting aspects of a DART CBRNE Officer's job is poring through reams of monitoring data on a daily basis. Monitoring data provided by the Government of Japan indicates that several stations located along the northwest side of the Japanese 30-kilometer radius from the Dai Ichi nuclear power plant have shown steadily increasing accumulated doses for beta and gamma radiation (please see page 1 of attachment). Comparing these accumulated doses to US occupational and general public health standards indicates that several of the standards have been exceeded, and that radiation in the vicinity of Monitoring Point 32 east of Fukushima City poses a public health hazard (please see page 2 at the attachment). The Government of Japan established a 20-kilometer (12-mile) evacuation zone around the site. Japanese citizens living 20 to 30 kilometers from the site have been advised to remain indoors. The 30-kilometer radius around the site may not adequately protect the health of DART and other U.S. Government employees working outdoors. The accumulated radiation doses in the vicinity of Monitoring Point 32 are consistent with elevated pen dosimeter readings issued to a DART Military Liaison officer stationed at Sendai in March 2011. Japanese SPEEDI air monitoring data also show elevated doses of ionizing radiation being carried by winds from the Dai-lchi nuclear power plant northwest to the vicinity of Monitoring Point 32. Therefore, I recommend that DART staff continue to adhere to the U.S. Embassy's recommendation for Americans to remain outside a 50-mile radius from the site, especially when planning field assessments that require travel through Fukushima Prefecture. Best, Joe Hughart CAPT USPHS USAID OFDA MLU CBRNE Officer ihughart~ofda.gov
MEXT: Radiation Dose at 30 Km
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OSHA 90-Day Exposure Limit (At 93% of Limit in 14 Days)
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OSHA 90-day Limit Radiation Worker OSHA Annual Limit Radiation Worker
The U.S. 50-mile radius adequately protects public health, but the Japanese 20-kilometer (12 mile) radius may not protect the health of the general public, pregnant female radiation workers, or radiation workers who remain longer than 2 weeks near MP 32.
- Map by WFP