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Radiation 47 times higher than criteria detected from nuclear waste via The Mainichi Daily News

FUKUOKA (Kyodo) — Radiation dosages 47 times higher than acceptance levels have been detected from vitrified radioactive waste at a storage facility in Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture, Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Thursday.

Up to 190 becquerels of both beta and gamma rays were detected from the surface of three of 28 canisters of waste from spent nuclear fuel reprocessed in Britain. The storage facility’s acceptance level is set at 4 becquerels, Kyushu Electric said, adding there has been no leakage of radiation.

The spent fuel came from nuclear reactors operated by Kyushu Electric Power Co.

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