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Fukushima Radiation Leaks Reach Record Levels

Japanese nuclear officials said on September 4 that radiation levels near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have reached a new high, measuring 20 percent above the previous peak. Officials said a few hours of unprotected exposure to the contaminated areas could be fatal. TEPCO, the plant's operator, is installing additional tanks to store contaminated water that is collecting at the plant, while the government is allocating some $473 million for further decontamination measures. (14 PHOTOS)