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.