Cumulative radiation from Japan plant sparks health worries

By REUTERS
April 12, 2011 15:10

 
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HONG KONG - Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has so far leaked around a tenth of the amount of radiation released in the Chernobyl disaster, data showed on Tuesday, leading some experts to warn of serious long-term health risks.

Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) and the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan estimated cumulative radiation levels at between 370,000 and 630,000 terabecquerels.

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