13 Nov '11, 9pm

Weighing the radiation risks: Divisions over what really constitutes radiation danger

In front of the government office in Japan's Iitate village, the radiation monitor - a large metal box topped by warning lights - displays airborne levels in real time on a glowing digital display. A hand-held dosimeter carried by local forester Toru Anzai gives more personal readings. In the nearby prefectural capital, sophisticated germanium detectors hum into the night analysing the radioactivity of local foods. Eight months after a tsunami sent the Fukushima Dai-Ichi atomic power station into near meltdown, data are pouring in across Japan on the scale of contamination caused by the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years. Yet none of these detectors or their data can tell their users just how worried they should be. For the crisis has laid bare an absence of scientific and social consensus on radiation risk, which is undermining a disaster response already weakened b...

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