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NBC Reporter Reveals He's Been Contaminated by Radiation in Japan

NBC reporter Lester Holt -- who's in Japan covering the earthquake and tsunami -- made a semi-startling revelation on Wednesday's "Today" show: he's tested positive for increased levels of radiation.

Holt had been covering the disaster at the country's Fukushima nuclear power plant when he was ordered to leave amid growing concerns over radiation levels. He, and his team, did. When they got to a safe location they were screened with a Geiger counter, which measures radiation levels. No increased levels were reported on Holt -- that is until the screener got to his shoes:

Despite testing positive, Holt admitted the levels were not catastrophic, and he wasn't quarantined. However, after his shoes repeatedly tested for high amounts despite multiple washings, the shoes were confiscated.

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