Highest radiation level so far at No.2 nuclear unit:Japan agency

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 23, 2011 9:05 AM

TOKYO (Reuters) - Radiation at the crippled Fukushima No.2 nuclear reactor was recorded at the highest level since the start of the crisis, Japan's nuclear safety agency said on Wednesday.

An agency spokesman said 500 millisieverts per hour of radiation was measured at the No.2 unit on Wednesday.

Engineers have been trying to fix the plant's cooling system after restoring lighting on Tuesday.

(Writing by Shinichi Saoshiro)