[LINK] Japan raises disaster level at Fukushima to 5
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Sun Mar 20 10:20:37 AEDT 2011
At 11:09 PM 19/03/2011, Kim Holburn you wrote:
> > Days after global nuke experts declare
> Fukushima Serious Business, Japan raises disaster level to 5
> > Japan's nuclear safety agency (NISA) today
> raised the level of the crisis at the Fukushima
> nuclear plant from level 4 (local consequences)
> to level 5 (wider consequences, same level as
> Three Mile Island), on the 7-point scale*
> created by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
> > NISA's assessment was declared retroactive to Tuesday.
"Yes, the IAEA has now formally listed the
overall accident at an INES level 5 (see here for
a description of the scales), up from the
original estimate of 4. This is right and proper
but it doesn't mean the situation has escalated
further, as some have inferred."
This is an interesting website, written by a
professor of climate change in Adelaide, who is
also pro-nuclear, so presumably he knows a thing or two about both.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
jwhit at janwhitaker.com
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