OK, I just read the memo about the Gert Town radiation. It was putting out 1.5mR per HOUR.
For comparison, Three Mile Island put out 1.5mR in the entire YEAR they had their accident. So, people in Gert Town were getting the radiation from the Three Mile Island accident EVERY HOUR they lived there.
Oh, and the radium was discovered in 2013 and just left there for SIX YEARS.
A Mastodon instance for New Orleans residents, ex-pats and (respectful) visitors and fans.