BBC News – 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.

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.

via BBC News – Fukushima radiation levels ’18 times higher’ than thought.

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