27 Mar '11, 10pm

Radiation scare at Japan nuclear plant

Radiation scare at Japan nuclear plant

KITAKAMI, Japan: Dangerous levels of radiation detected in water thought to be leaking from a stricken Japanese reactor dealt a new setback on Sunday to efforts to avert a nuclear disaster. Radiation in puddles near reactor two at the Fukushima plant was more than 1,000 millisieverts per hour, forcing the evacuation of workers toiling to restore the cooling systems, operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) said. "It is an extremely high figure," nuclear safety agency spokesman Hidehiko Nishiyama said, adding there was a "high possibility" that the contaminated water had leaked from the reactor. A single dose of 1,000 millisieverts can cause temporary radiation sickness, including nausea and vomiting. An exposure of 100 millisieverts per year is considered the lowest level at which an increase in cancer risk is evident. TEPCO said the concentration of radioactive substances in...

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