Japanese Declare Crisis at Level of Chernobyl
Japan's nuclear regulators said the plant has likely released so much
radiation into the environment that it must boost the accident's
severity rating on the International Nuclear Event scale to a 7 from 5
currently. That's the highest level by international standards—a level
only conferred so far on the Chernobyl accident in the former Soviet
Union, which struck almost exactly 25 years ago, on April 26, 1986.
The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said it estimates the overall
amount of all radioactive materials so far released from the Fukushima
Daiichi accident is still only about 10% of that from released from
I don't know whether to send congratulations or condolences... Keep
up the good effort Tepco, you'll get there...