September 4th, 2013
03:00 AM ET

Radiation reading spikes near Fukushima tanks

Radiation readings near tanks holding toxic water at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant have jumped to a new high, the plant operator said Wednesday.

Tokyo Electric Power Company, which has been struggling to deal with a series of leaks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, said it detected a radiation level of 2,200 millisieverts near the tanks on Tuesday. That's up from a previous high of 1,800 millisieverts on Saturday.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Does this that there won't be any more sashimi or sushi?

    September 4, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Not from Japan, anyway, JIF.
    Color me shocked that there would be radiation leaks. Wow. Didn't see that coming at all.

    September 4, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |