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Tepco Detects High Radiation Levels Inside Fukushima Reactor

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it found the highest radiation levels inside one of the crippled reactors at its Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant since the disaster in March last year.

Radiation levels inside the No. 2 reactor containment vessel were between 31.1 and 72.9 sieverts per hour, Naohiro Omura, a spokesman for the utility, said by phone. The high levels indicate the presence of radioactive substances from melted fuel inside the containment chamber, said Omura.