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    Reuters reporter measures a radiation level of 9.76 microsieverts per hour in front of Kumamachi Elementary School inside the exclusion zone in Okuma, near Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 13, 2016

    Japanese Experts Record Dangerous Radiation Level at Fukushima Reactor

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    The Fukushima nuclear power plant's (NPP) operator detected Thursday an extremely high radiation level inside the second reactor amounting to 530 sievert per hour, while the dose of 2.4 millisievert per year is considered normal, Kyodo news agency reported.

    TOKYO, February 2 (Sputnik) – On Monday, the Tokyo Electric Power Company, a Fukushima operator, found possible nuclear fuel debris beneath the reactor.

    The operator Tokyo Electric Power Company also found a hole on the lower level of the NPP construction under the reactor, damaged in 2011.

    The Fukushima disaster took place in March 2011, as an earthquake triggered a tsunami and hit the NPP, leading to the leakage of radioactive materials and the shutdown of the plant. The total of three reactors had been operating at the power plant before the incident.


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