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JapanThursday, February 1

High Radiation at Fukushima Daiichi 7 Years on

New data from Japan's crippled nuclear plant underscore the challenges of decommissioning. Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi site found extremely high radiation in a reactor during a remote controlled inspection.

Tokyo Electric Power Company recorded up to 8 sieverts per hour under the core of reactor 2. Experts say that level would kill a person in an hour.

Tokyo Electric staff want to remove fuel debris from all the reactors that melted down in 2011.

They hope to figure out a method during the fiscal year through March 2020.

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