Title: Radiation level at Fukushima plant boundary could exceed limit: TEPCO
Source: Kyodo News
Date: May 8, 2013
h/t Fukushima Diary
[Tepco] said Tuesday that the radiation level around the plant’s boundary is expected to exceed a self-imposed limit due to steps taken to address recently discovered leaks in underground radioactive water storage tanks.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. set a target to keep the site-boundary dose below 1 millisievert per year, but it now expects the dose at one point in the southern area to rise to up to 7.8 millisieverts, company officials said.
TEPCO unveiled the estimate as it decided to transfer around 23,000 tons of polluted water stored inside leaky underground tanks to more reliable containers above ground. [...]
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Published: May 7th, 2013 at 2:05 pm ET