12 Apr '11, 6am

Japan upgrades nuclear emergency to highest level

Japan upgrades nuclear emergency to highest level

TOKYO: Japan upgraded its nuclear emergency to a maximum seven on an international scale of atomic crises on Tuesday, the first time the highest ranking has been invoked since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. The regrading to a "major accident" with "widespread health and environmental effects" puts Fukushima on a par with the world's worst ever peacetime nuclear event 25 years ago in the then Soviet Union. The re-assessment came as Japan continued to be rocked by powerful aftershocks from the 9.0 magnitude quake that unleashed a devastating tsunami on March 11, with a 6.3 tremor striking Fukushima prefecture Tuesday afternoon. Japan's Nuclear Safety Agency said radiation emissions from the Fukushima Daiichi plant, whose cooling system was knocked out by last month's disaster, were equal to 10 per cent of the Chernobyl catastrophe. Safety agency official Hidehiko Nishiyama ...

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