06/06/2011 02:08 pm ET Updated Aug 06, 2011

Japan Earthquake 2011: Government Doubles Estimate On Leaked Fukushima Radiation

The government has doubled its estimate for the amount of radioactivity released into the atmosphere during the early days of the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency now says 770,000 terabecquerels were sent into the atmosphere after an earthquake and tsunami on March 11 devastated the nuclear plant.

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