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Japan Nuclear Disaster raised to Level 7 on International Nuclear Event scale

Fukushima event now rated at 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale

| Current Affairs News | Posted: Apr 13, 2011 11:06 am

The unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan has been one of the most devastating events in history and it just doesn't seem to get any better as the days go on with the reports coming out that Japanese officials may have been downplaying the amount of radiation released since the Japanese nuclear regulatory agency has now put the Fukushima Daiichi disaster on the same level as the 1986 Chernobyl explosion.

 

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This is an admission by the Japanese government that the amount of radiation released into the environment has reached a new order of magnitude. The fact that we have now confirmed the world's second-ever Level 7 accident will have huge consequences for the global nuclear industry. It shows that current safety standards are woefully inadequate.

Deputy Director General of Japan's nuclear regulator has said that the total amount of radioactive materials released from the plant equals 10-percent of what was released in Chernobyl.

 

More details at the source.

 

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