Japan nuke radiation below level to require plant evacuation

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 21, 2011 9:58 AM

TOKYO (Reuters) - Radiation detected at a central control unit at Tokyo Electric Power Co's No.1 reactor at Fukushima Daiichi plant is not at a level that would require workers at the plant to evacuate, a trade ministry official said on Saturday.

The radiation at the control unit has risen to about 1,000 times the normal level, the official said.

(Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori; Editing by Nathan Layne)