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Saturday, 22 September 2012

Futaba town logs highest radiation level day after Fukushima accident

FUKUSHIMA, Japan, Sept. 22, Kyodo
A district in Futaba town, about 5.6 kilometers northwest of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, was exposed to the highest radiation level outside the plant after it was crippled by the quake and tsunami of March 11, 2011, according to data released by the prefecture Friday.

An hourly dose of 1,590 microsieverts was logged in the Kamihatori area of Futaba at 3 p.m. the day after the disaster struck, the data retrieved from radiation monitoring posts showed. The recorded amount exceeds even the annual radiation exposure limit of 1,000 microsieverts set by the government for the general public.

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