Japan says very high radiation reading at reactor was wrong

By REUTERS
March 27, 2011 18:16




TOKYO - The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant said on Sunday a very high radiation reading that had sent workers fleeing the No. 2 reactor was erroneous.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. vice-president Sakae Muto apologised for Sunday's error, which added to alarm inside and outside Japan over the impact of contamination from the complex which was hit by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11.

Radiation in the water was a still worrying 100,000 times higher than normal, rather than 10 million times higher as originally stated, Muto said.

"I am very sorry...I would like to make sure that such a mistake will not happen again." he added.


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