Faulty measurement caused the evacuation of Fukushima
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Published March 27, 2011, at. 17:06. Last modified March 27, 2011, at. 17:58
The alarmingly high radiation values measured in the nuclear power plant in Fukushima in Japan was due to measurement error.
Energy company Tepco announced earlier that the radiation in the water in the turbine unit at the power plant's second reactor was ten million times greater than usual. Now the company says that it was a mistake.
The workers were evacuated from the reactor hall because of the high radiation values.
STUK in Finland report that erroneous measurements can easily occur in the nuclear power plant in Fukushima under the circumstances. The apparatus could also be damaged.