Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fukushima v Chernobyl - - Japan's Nuclear Crisis Upgraded to Level 7; as Serious as Chernobyl

Chernobyl Nuclear Crisis in 1986
TOKYO – Despite the leakage of radioactive material from the Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant is just 10% of that from Chernobyl; Japan’s nuclear crisis is being regarded as severe as Chernobyl disaster in 1986.

Fukushima nuclear disaster is being rated Level 7 in an official nuclear accidents system - the same as the 1986 Ukrainian catastrophe. Due to its increasing severity; the recent calamity in Japan was upgraded from Level 5 when data revealed that early radiation outflow was worse than first thought. 

Fukushima nuclear power plant began releasing radioactive factors after last month's 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami crippled reactors. 

John Large, UK nuclear engineer, called it "a very complex release into the marine environment and the atmosphere". 

Japanese PM Naoto Kan yesterday said the plant was "stabilizing" and emissions were "declining". A minor fire broke out at the plant yesterday.

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