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Human Bone Fragment Reveals Radiation Exposure From Hiroshima Bombing

Human Bone Fragment Reveals Radiation Exposure From Hiroshima Bombing

A technique originally intended for dating archaeological artefacts has been used to estimate the amount of radiation produced by the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan in 1945. It marks the first time a bone fragment from a victim of the explosion has been used successfully for such an analysis.

Fukushima Leaks 168 Hiroshima Blasts Of Radiation

Fukushima Leaks 168 Hiroshima Blasts Of Radiation

We’ve known Fukushima’s been haemorrhaging radiation steadily since the disaster began in March. But now we’ve got a horrid new way to quantify it: the amount of terribly dangerous cesium-137 released by the plant is equal to 168 nuclear bombings.