The safety team checked the level of radiation that the firefighters got exposed to, and picked up some people by turns.
But first, a general primer on radiation measures related to the Japan disaster.
radiation levels near one reactor were 400 times the normal amount a human should experience in a year.
Most can be removed surgically, or zapped with an intense blast of radiation to stop their growth.
At the main interior entrance, a man brandished a meter that checked the new arrivals for radiation as they registered.
He had little fear of being picked up by radiation detectors, thanks to his absorber.
This radiation of heat is productive of very momentous consequences.
There was supposed to be a kind of radiation or infection passing from one nervous system to another.
Through association there is a radiation in every direction.
Physicists did not take long to discover that the radiation from radium was very like the radiation in a "Crookes tube."
mid-15c., "act or process of radiating," from Middle French radiation and directly from Latin radiationem (nominative radiatio) "a shining, radiation," noun of action from past participle stem of radiare "to beam, shine, gleam; make beaming," from radius "beam of light; spoke of a wheel" (see radius). Meaning "rays or beams emitted" is from 1560s. Meaning "divergence from a center" is 1650s.
radiation ra·di·a·tion (rā'dē-ā'shən)
The act or condition of diverging in all directions from a center.
The emission and propagation of energy in the form of rays or waves.
The energy radiated or transmitted in the form of rays, waves, or particles.
A stream of particles or electromagnetic waves that is emitted by the atoms and molecules of a radioactive substance as a result of nuclear decay.
The radial arrangement of anatomical or histological parts.
The spread of a group of organisms into new habitats.