Japan ups Fukushima nuke crisis severity to 7, same as Chernobyl, Kyodo, April 12, 2011:
… The plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. offered an apology to the public for being still unable to stop the radiation leakage, pointing to the possibility that the total emission of radioactive substances could eventually surpass that of the Chernobyl incident. …
”Even though some amount of radiation keeps leaking from reactors and their containment vessels, they are not totally destroyed and are functioning,” [Hidehiko Nishiyama, a spokesman for Japan's nuclear agency] said. …
Read the report here.
Published: April 12th, 2011 at 11:23 am ET