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Radiation down slightly near No.3 reactor

The Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, says radiation readings fell slightly after water was discharged at the No.3 reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

The company’s Fukushima office took measurements about 500 meters northwest of the reactor on Friday afternoon.

The firm says that as of 1:50 PM, before the dousing operation began, the level of radiation stood at 3,484 microsieverts per hour, but dropped to 3,339 microsieverts by 2:50 PM, shortly after the operation.

The office cautions that it must closely analyze the small decline before making any judgment.

Friday, March 18, 2011 17:36 +0900 (JST)





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