‘Serious radiation incident’: Japan to radically raise the severity level of Fukushima leak — RT News

This story is not going away. Excerpt from RT NEWS:

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TEPCO reported that another tank with highly radioactive water had leaked at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. The NRA first classified the leak as a Level One “anomaly.”

The contaminated water contains an unprecedented 80 million Becquerels of radiation per liter – compared to the normal level of around 150 Bq/l.

This is considered to be the most serious setback to date for the clean-up of the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.

The increase to ‘Level Three’ will be formally adopted later on Wednesday after a meeting that is currently under way, a spokesman for the agency told Reuters by phone.

This is the first time Japan has issued an INES rating for Fukushima since the accident, which was caused by a massive earthquake and tsunami, took place in 2011.

The most dangerous ‘Level Seven’ has only been applied twice – for the Chernobyl catastrophe in 1986 and for the meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima plant.

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, each increase on the INES scale represents a 10-times increase in radiation severity.

http://rt.com/news/japan-fukushima-level-three-762/

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