Radiation exceeds legal limit in Fukushima plant premises
TOKYO, March 13, Kyodo

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has notified Japan’s nuclear safety agency that the radiation level at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has exceeded the legal limit, the agency [said] Sunday.

Hourly radiation at the site was measured at 882 micro sievert, in excess of the allowable level of 500.

The agency also said the company acknowledged that the No. 3 reactor of the quake-hit Fukushima plant had lost its cooling functions, while 19 people at a nearby hospital were found to have been exposed to radioactivity, in addition to three cases of exposure recorded Saturday.

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One Comment to “Radiation at Fukushima site exceeds the legal limit”

  • Why in the world has no one concentrated on potassium iodide tablets for the people who have been exposed or may be exposed to the radiation? I believe that every government that uses nuclear power has a responsibility to provide these tablets to all who live within a hundred miles of any nuclear plant! The people should have the tablets in their possession prior to any accident! Inexcusable!

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