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Fukushima alert level rise 'significant'

The increase of the severity level of a radioactive water leak at the Fukushima plant in Japan is a "significant" rise, according to the BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes.

The increase of the severity level of a radioactive water leak at the Fukushima plant is being regarded as a "significant" rise in Japan.

The leak was first classified as level one, but has now been upgraded to level three of a possible seven on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports that the move is seen as a confirmation of poor management of the disaster since the plant was damaged in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

  • 21 Aug
  • From the section Asia