Purple Diary

[April 13 2011]

Japan raises nuclear crisis to level 7: the same level as Tchernobyl

Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) has risen the level of the Fukushima nuclear crisis to 7 (the maximum level) on the International Nuclear Event Scale after a review of the amount of radiation released in the month since the crisis began. The release of “radioactive material with widespread health and environmental effects” requires implementation of planned and extended countermeasures, said the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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