Tuesday, April 12, 2011

TEPCO Official: Radiation Release From Fukushima May Eventually Be Worse Than Chernobyl


TEPCO: Radiation From Fukushima May Be Worse Than Chernobyl Apr. 12 2011 -

"An official of Fukushima nuclear power plant operator TEPCO concedes that “the amount of (radioactive) leakage could eventually reach that of Chernobyl or exceed it.”
"The statement followed an announcement yesterday by the Japanese government that it was raising the “significance level” of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (FDI) to a 7 on the International Nuclear Events Scale — a classification previously only assigned to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.... ...

"The statement by TEPCO underscores that the fact that the situation at FDI is still in flux; radiation is still entering the environment from some of the reactors, and more explosions with even greater releases of radioactivity are possible. A complete resolution to the crisis is likely several months away...."

Majia Here: The amount released may already have exceeded Chernobyl levels (although claimed to be at 10%) for all we know since governments are not forthcoming with the extent and forms of radiation being detected...

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