Russia reports radioactivity 986 times the norm after nuclear accident claim
Rather, they report levels of one specific radioactive isotope near 1,000 times normal.
Background radiation up to 1 k normal levels would be a crisis. 1 k normal levels of this type of Ruthenium are an interesting little puzzle we’d like to find the answer to but not a danger to anything in any manner.
An increase of 1,000 times in the amount of music being played would be a large change. An increase of 1,000 times in one specific single being played on the radio is something different, no?