Radiation due to Fukushima disaster higher than estimated

According to recent reports, the nuclear radiation and particularly the amount of the radioactive isotope Caesium-137 emitted due to the Fukushima disaster in Japan is twice as high as initially estimated. Those who were around for Chernobyl will remember Caesium-137 with its half-life of a little over thirty years as one of the biggest dangers and still the largest source around Chernobyl.

The article, being from an American news source, tries to downplay the extent of the problem, but this is nonetheless alarming. Especially if we remember that the extent of Chernobyl was initially underestimated as well.

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