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Saturday, 22 October 2011

A bigger threat than radiation in Fukushima

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ELIZABETH JACKSON: You'd think the biggest danger about reporting from Fukushima would be the radioactive hotspots that have forced tens of thousands to leave the contaminated region.

But it's not, at least it's not according to the ABC's North Asia correspondent Mark Willacy.

As he explains, it was during a recent trip inside the 20 kilometre no-go zone around the crippled plant that he came face to face with the biggest threat to his health.

(sound of a Geiger counter)

MARK WILLACY: That's a sound you don't want to hear while wandering around Fukushima.

When your Geiger counter stops clicking and starts screaming like that, it means you've probably entered a radiation hotspot.
Full ABC story here....
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