The incorrect reading was announced yesterday. The corrected reading is not so terrifying, but an error of this magnitude does not inspire confidence in TEPCO, does it? Aren’t these guys supposed to be the experts in radiation readings?

The operators of a stricken Japanese nuclear plant have apologised for a “mistake” in reporting a radiation spike 10 million times above normal.Tokyo Electric Power Company, which has previously been criticised by officials for its handling of the crisis at the plant, said it got the readings wrong. Despite the mistake, the radiation spike at reactor 2 was still very high and enough to evacuate workers. A spokesman for Japan’s nuclear watchdog, Hidehiko Nishiyama, said the level of radiation in puddles near reactor 2 was confirmed at 1,000 millisieverts an hour.

via BBC News – Japan nuclear crisis: Radiation spike report mistaken.

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