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Fukushima levels spike '18-fold'

Radiation at a storage tank holding highly contaminated water at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has spiked 18-fold, the plant's operator has said. The levels are enough to kill an exposed person in four hours.

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China 'shocked' by ongoing leak from Fukushima

China has said it is "shocked" that Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant is still leaking radioactive water two years after it was destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami, the Chinese Foreign Ministry has said.

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is seen burning after it was destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 Credit: DIGITAL GLOBE REUTERS/Digital Globe/Handout

China "hopes that the Japanese side can earnestly take effective steps to put an end to the negative impact of the after-effects of the Fukushima nuclear accident," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

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