# Nuclear reactor evacuated over radiation fears

Nuclear reactor evacuated over radiation fears

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A leaking reactor at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant has been evacuated after officials detected potentially lethal levels of radiation.

Radioactivity from the leaking water at the plant’s second reactor has been measured at 1,000 millisieverts/hour.

However, the plant’s operator has since retracted an announcement that the radiation levels were 10 million times higher than usual, saying it had made a mistake.

Fukushima was damaged in the earthquake and tsunami over two weeks ago.

Meanwhile, Japan’s nuclear agency has said levels of radioactive iodine in seawater around the plant had spiked to 1,850 times higher than normal.