March 23, 2011 / 1:20 PM / in 8 years

Radiation at 500 microsieverts/hr at Japan No. 2 unit

Efforts to spray water into the No. 4 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, which was struck by an earthquake and tsunami in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, are seen in this March 22, 2011 handout photograph released by Tokyo Electric Power Co. . Picture taken March 22, 2011. REUTERS/Tokyo Electric Power Co./Handout

TOKYO (Reuters) - Radiation at the crippled Fukushima No.2 nuclear reactor was recorded at 500 microsieverts per hour on March 18, Japan’s nuclear safety agency said on Wednesday.

Engineers have been trying to fix the plant’s cooling system after restoring lighting on Tuesday.

Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka

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