Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency raised its rating to 5

Fukushima I after the earthquake. Courtesy by Digital Globe on commons.

The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency of Japan rose the International Nuclear and Radiological level at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant from 4 (accident with local consequences) to 5 (accident with wider consequences.) It is the same of what was the 1979 US Three Mile Islands and inferior to the 1986 nuclear incident of Cehornobyl that was rated as level 7 (major accident.) However, the Japanese government kept the radius of evacuation to 30 kilometers (18 miles.) The levels are these7 – Major Accident; 6 – Serious Accident; 5 – Accident With Wider Consequences; 4 – Accident With Local Consequences; 3 – Serious Incident; 2 – Incident; 1 – Anomaly; 0 – Deviation (No Safety Significance.)

See Insight to Fukushima engineering challenges by the World Nuclear News.




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About Albeiro Rodas

Albeiro Rodas (in Cambodia Sky Ly Samnang), is a MA in Digital Communication, independent journalist and a Salesian of Don Bosco from Amalfi, Colombia, based in Cambodia since 1999. He is the creator of the Don Bosco schools of journalism in Sihanoukville and Kep with young people from poor communities and the founder of the Don Bosco Kep Children Fund. Medal for Social Commitment UPB (2010); among the 100 more upstanding Colombians abroad (Marca Colombia, 2012, and among the 12 Colombians that are making this a better world 2013 (

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