NRC allows 5000 mrem for occupational workers per year.
At 10,000 mrem over a short period you have 1 in 30 chance of cancer.
At 50,000 to 100,000 Radiation sickness is possible.
200,00 to 450,000 Hair loss and some blood changes, some deaths within 2 to 6 weeks.
Over 450,000 half die within 30 days.
Those doses are over short periods of time, like hours to days.
No, I am not an expert, but I am a Radiation Safety Officer. This is from NRC's website.
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OPPD, NPPD, Union Electric and a few other companies.
Algoma, Kewaunee, Calloway (scariest of all) and several in NE & KS and one in Spain.
But I know little about them other than Westinghouse and GE made the ones I was in.
They looked like HS science projects to me.
New Blast Reported at Japanese Nuclear Plant as Workers Struggle to Cool Reactor
An explosion early Tuesday morning may have damaged the inner
steel containment vessel of the No. 2 reactor at Japan's
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, leading to the wide
release of radioactive materials there and forcing the
evacuation of emergency workers, the plant's operator said.
The blast appeared to be different -- and more severe -- than
those that at two other troubled reactor at the same nuclear
complex because this one, reported to have occurred at 6:14
a.m., happened in the "pressure suppression room" in the
cooling area of the reactor, raising the possibility to
damage to the reactor's containment vessel.
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