The air in Unit 2, meanwhile, measured 1,000 millisieverts per hour — four times the limit of 250 millisieverts deemed safe by the government, Tokyo Electric Power Co. spokesman Takashi Kurita told reporters.
That story changed......
"The number is not credible," said Tokyo Electric Power Co. spokesman Takashi Kurita. "We are very sorry."
It's only 100,000 times what it should be!
Concern reached a new pitch Sunday morning, when the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric PowerCo., or Tepco, evacuated staff from one reactor after reporting that the level of radioactivity in a pool that had accumulated inside one of the buildings reached 10 million times the normal level found in the reactor core. The company later said the measurement was inaccurate and revised it down to 100,000 times the normal level—still a huge jump.