Wednesday, August 21, 2013

New Disaster Level: 3

TEPCO just declared that the ongoing release of highly radioactive water at Fukushima constitutes a LEVEL 3 nuclear incident.    For reference, this places the current situation one level below the SL-1 disaster, in which 4 people were killed and the Tokiamura criticality accident in which two people died.  Its not clear if this incident the current incident could be upgraded.   No one has died, but a team of workers were sprayed with radioactive water.

It appears TEPCO is now admitting that they've been leaking 300 tons of radioactive water a day, every day, since the disaster began, something they denied for months.


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