Who took the readings, the janitor? To say now that it is ONLY 100,000 time normal levels less than 24 hours later is such an absurd 'mistake'. Perhaps it was 100,000 times all along but to avert a panic they would announce a very quick revision from 10,000,000 times from 100,000 times normal.
Oh, that is so much better now........
TOKYO – Emergency workers struggling to pump contaminated water from Japan's stricken nuclear complex fled from one of the troubled reactors Sunday after reporting a huge increase in radioactivity — a spike that officials later apologetically said was inaccurate.
The apology came after employees fled the complexes Unit 2 reactor when a reading showed radiation levels had reached 10 million times higher than normal in the reactor's cooling system. Officials said they were so high that the worker taking the measurements had withdrawn before taking a second reading.