Radiation at Fukushima site exceeds the legal limit

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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1 thought on “Radiation at Fukushima site exceeds the legal limit”

  1. 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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