Report of ‘10 million times higher radiation’ wrong: Japan

Radiation in water was not 10 mn times, but 100,000 times higher than normal.

Last Updated: Mar 28, 2011, 00:46 AM IST

Tokyo: The operator of Japan`s stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant said on Monday a very high radiation reading that had sent workers fleeing the No. 2 reactor was erroneous.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) vice-president Sakae Muto apologized for Sunday`s error, which added to alarm inside and outside Japan over the impact of contamination from the complex which was hit by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11.

Radiation in the water was a still worrying 100,000 times higher than normal, rather than 10 million times higher as originally stated, Muto said.
"I am very sorry...I would like to make sure that such a mistake will not happen again."

Bureau Report