Radiation level said to fall at quake-hit plant

Tokyo – Radiation levels fell today at a quake-hit Japanese nuclear power plant after an earlier sharp rise, the chief government spokesperson said.

Yukio Edano said the earlier high reading could have been caused by rubble from yesterday’s explosion at one reactor rather than from any continuing leak.

The Fukushima No.1 plant, 250km northeast of Tokyo, has suffered a total of four explosions and a fire since Friday’s huge earthquake and tsunami knocked out cooling systems.

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