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High radiation readings at Fukushima

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The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant said Saturday it had found new radiation hotspots near tanks storing toxic water, with one reading peaking at 1,800 millisieverts per hour -- a potentially lethal dose. 

A picture taken by Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority on August 23, 2013 shows nuclear watchdog members inspecting contaminated water tanks at the Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in the town of Okuma, Fukushima prefecture.

Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) detected high radiation readings at four sites around the tanks although none of the containers showed any visible fall in their water levels, according to a statement reported by two Japanese news agencies.

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