Osaka (ANTARA News/AFP) - Three workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant`s reactor number three were exposed to high radiation, Japan`s nuclear safety agency said Thursday.

Two of the workers were hospitalised "after being exposed to radiation ranging from 170 to 180 milli-sieverts, " NISA spokesman Hideyuki Nishiyama said.

They were working in a building where the turbine is located.

An exposure of 100 milli-sieverts per year is considered the lowest level at which any increase in cancer risk is evident.(*)

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