Japan Nuclear Crisis: Officials Raise Severity Level to Equal Chernobyl

Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency Tuesday raised the level of severity at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant from 5 to 7 – the highest level on the international scale and equal to the Chernobyl accident. The agency says the level 7 ranking was made after the damaged reactors have been releasing large amounts of radioactive substances that pose a threat to humans and the environment in a much wider area. "Level 5 is Three Mile Island. Level 7 is Chernobyl. This doesn't mean...Full Story
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