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One sievert—the international measurement of radiation exposure—is enough to cause radiation sickness, infertility and cataracts.
The robot used Wednesday was designed to tolerate radiation of up to 200 sieverts — a level that can kill humans instantly.
The previous high in the reactor was 73 sieverts recorded in 2012, reports The Japan Times.
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First Known Use: 1945See Words from the same year
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