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Japan nuclear crisis severity level upgraded

Publié par Clifford Armion le 04/12/2011

Associated Press

"Japan raised the severity level of the crisis at its crippled nuclear plant today to rank it on par with the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, citing cumulative radiation leaks contaminating the air, tap water, vegetables and seawater.

"Japanese nuclear regulators said the rating was being raised from 5 to 7 the highest level on an international scale overseen by the International Atomic Energy Agency after new assessments of radiation leaks from the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant since it was disabled by the March 11 tsunami.

"The new ranking signifies a "major accident" with "wider consequences" than the previous level, including widespread health effects, according to the Vienna-based IAEA."

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"Japan nuclear crisis severity level upgraded", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2011. Consulté le 06/08/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/japan-nuclear-crisis-severity-level-upgraded