Radiation Levels 1,000 Times Normal at Fukushima N-Plant


Jiji Press
March 12, 2011

Tokyo, March 12 (Jiji Press)–Radiation levels in the central control room of Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s <9501> quake-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant stood at 1,000 times normal, the government’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said Saturday morning.

The radiation figure came to 150 microsieverts per hour in the room, about three times the exposure in an X-ray scan of the lung, according to the agency.

Separately, the company detected radiation levels 20 times normal around the power plant’s main gate, some 1.5 kilometers away from its No. 1 reactor.

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