Radiation exposure is a real danger to anyone living in this planet regardless whether you live near or far from Japan’s nuclear power plant. With the current nuclear crisis in Japan, the possibility of getting exposed to nuclear radiation is high.
Radioactive materials travel through air. This is the biggest danger that is posed by the nuclear radiation leak in Japan. Atomic clouds or radioactive materials can go anywhere as the wind blows, thus every one is vulnerable to radiation exposure.
I am not sure whether staying indoors can mitigate the chances of being vulnerable to radiation exposure. But better take extra precaution than feel sorry later. Here’s the latest news on the nuclear crisis in Japan following the March 11 earthquake.
Jiji Press – An explosion has been heard at the No. 2 reactor of the quake-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant of Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501>, the government said Tuesday.
The explosion was heard at 6:14 a.m., the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said. After the explosion sound, a radiation level of 965.5 microsieverts per hour was detected in the vicinity, according to the ministry.
Later, nonessential workers were evacuated from the reactor, according to the company.
In the reactor, part of nuclear fuel rods has been exposed above water because of a drop in cooling water levels caused by the failure of its cooling system.
Since the company started pouring sea water into the reactor Monday afternoon to recover water levels, the fuel rods have been repeatedly exposed above water due to difficulties in supplying water.