Fukushima Radiation Levels ’18 Times Higher’ Than Thought – Strong Enough To Kill A Human In FOUR HOURS!

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Fukushima radiation levels ’18 times higher’ than thought

Radiation levels around Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant are 18 times higher than previously thought, Japanese authorities have warned.

(BBC News)

Last week the plant’s operator reported radioactive water had leaked from a storage tank into the ground.


It now says readings taken near the leaking tank on Saturday showed radiation was high enough to prove lethal within four hours of exposure.

The plant was crippled by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) had originally said the radiation emitted by the leaking water was around 100 millisieverts an hour.

However, the company said the equipment used to make that recording could only read measurements of up to 100 millisieverts.


The new recording, using a more sensitive device, showed a level of 1,800 millisieverts an hour.

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