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Nuclear regulators called on TEPCO to take action to address the rising radiation level at the border of Fukushima No.1 nuclear plant’s premises, which has become eight times higher than the regulatory limit.

According to TEPCO, an evaluation of radiation exposure caused by toxic water, rubble and debris, and other waste kept at the plant was below the limit of 1 millisievert per year as of March, but increased to 7.8 millisieverts as of August.

The rise in the figure is attributed to radiation emitted from tanks storing contaminated water generated in the process of cooling the damaged reactors.

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Tepco urged to halt rising radiation levels at No. 1 plant border(Japan Times)

TEPCO urged to address rising radiation level at Fukushima plant (Mainichi Newspapre)

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