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Chinese embassy in Japan issues high radiation warning for Fukushima

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The Chinese embassy in Japan issued a warning over record-high radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant.

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The warning came after radiation levels in the containment vessel of reactor 2 at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power plant reached about 650 sieverts per hour, the highest since the power plant's meltdown in March 2011.

The National Institute of Radiological Sciences told the Japan Times that they had never considered working with radiation that high.

In response to the news, the Chinese embassy urged all dual citizens and Chinese tourists in Japan to make appropriate arrangements.

Anti-nuclear protesters said they expected to attract 220,000 people to a series of marches across Taiwan marking the anniversary of the Fukushima disaster on March 11.

The marches, to be held in Taipei, Kaohsiung and Taitung, will be the first mass anti-nuclear demonstrations since President Tsai Ing-wen took office in May 2016.

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