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Fukushima Gets Upgraded to Chernobyl-Level Emergency
Posted on Apr 12, 2011
Japanese officials have revised the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant to level 7, making it the second such disaster in history, the only one since the Chernobyl meltdown. It had previously been described as being on the scale of Three Mile Island, a smaller event.
The plant has so far leaked only a fraction of Chernobyl’s radiation, but one terrifying Reuters report suggests the amount could eventually add up to even more than the 1986 meltdown.
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