Fukushima crisis raised to level 7, still no Chernobyl

2019-03-07 04:14:10

Read more: Click here and here to read the original versions of this story JAPAN’S Nuclear Safety Commission has upgraded the incident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station to level 7, the most severe category on the international scale used to rate nuclear accidents. Only the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 has previously been rated level 7. Fukushima, previously assessed at level 5, was recategorised on the basis of the amount of radioactive material released so far. Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency estimates that the plant has spilled between 370,000 and 630,