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Extremely high radiation detected at crippled N-plant

TOKYO/FUKUSHIMA, March 27 — Japanese authorities detected on Sunday radioactivity 10 million times higher than normal in water in one of the six reactors at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant forcing evacuation of workers, as the government warned that the crisis was far from over.

The plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), said the radioactive materials tested 10 million times more than the usual level in water at the No.2 reactor complex, over two weeks after the devastating magnitude-9 quake and tsunami struck Japan's northeast, leaving more than 27,000 people dead or unaccounted for.

TEPCO said it measured 2.9-billion becquerels of radiation per cubic cm of water from the basement of the turbine building attached to the No.2 reactor, national broadcaster NHK reported. (PNA/PTI)

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