TOKYO — Sharply elevated radiation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex on Sunday raised the possibility of spreading contamination and forced an evacuation of a part of one of the buildings at the damaged plant, but Japanese utility officials later called the readings a mistake.
The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said that water seeping out of the crippled No. 2 reactor building into the adjacent turbine building contained levels of radioactive iodine 134 that were about 10 million times the level normally found in water used inside nuclear power plants. An official of Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the Fukushima plant, later Sunday night said that the measurement may have been inaccurate.
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