Friday, March 18, 2011

Fukushima raises nuclear accident level from 4 to 5 – Accident With Wider Consequences - 18th Mar 2011

TOKYO (Dow Jones)--The Japan Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said Friday it raised the accident scale level of the quake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power complex to 5, similar to the level of the accident at Three Mile Island in 1979.

The agency attributed the decision to raise the level from 4 to "serious damage" to fuel at the plant's reactors. Source

For you that are not familiar with the 1979 accident see full details here >>>