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TEPCO said Dec. 6 it detected the highest estimated radiation level for an outdoor location at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

The reading of 25 sieverts per hour was taken on steel piping near an exhaust stack for the No. 1 and No. 2 reactors.

TEPCo earlier said high radiation levels of at least 10 sieverts per hour were found on the piping.

A TEPCO official said radioactive materials derived from melted fuel likely entered the piping during venting soon after the accident occurred in March 2011 and have remained there.
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Record outdoor radiation level detected at Fukushima plant (Asahi Newspaper)

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