Thursday, August 29, 2013

Severity level of Fukushima water leak raised to 'serious' | The Japan Times

The Nuclear Regulation Authority said Wednesday it has raised the severity assessment of a recent radioactive water leak incident at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant to level 3 on an international scale.

The NRA decided to rate the incident two notches higher than its initial assessment after Tokyo Electric Power Co. said an estimated 300 tons of highly radioactive water escaped from one of the huge steel tanks there, making it the worst leak yet involving the containers.

Level 3 on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale is defined as a “serious incident.”

The overall Fukushima nuclear crisis has been rated at the maximum level of 7, on par with the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

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Comment: WTF??? It was a 7 but now it's a 3 and that current level was because it was raised due to increased severity??? Only a politician or academic could come up with that sort of twisted logic and expect to be believed...

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