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Japan Says State of Emergency at Onagawa - IAEA

Sunday, 13 Mar 2011 11:11 AM

VIENNA, March 13 (Reuters) - Japanese authorities have told the U.N. nuclear watchdog that the lowest state of emergency has been reported by the operator at the Onagawa nuclear power plant, the Vienna-based agency said on Sunday.

"The alert was declared as a consequence of radioactivity readings exceeding allowed levels in the area surrounding the plant. Japanese authorities are investigating the source of radiation," the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a statement.

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