Saturday, March 19, 2011
Japan Raises Nuclear Severity Level as Japan's Try-Anything Nuclear Response Draws Criticism, and Sympathy
Shocking pictures: One week on
Shocking new images of Japan's nuclear plant reveal the full extent of the damage.Related Stories, Japan's radioactive particles spread to America, Japan's nuclear plant 'not out of the woods' Japan considers burying nuclear plan, Japan disaster triggers global safety alarm.
The Japanese government acknowledged Friday that it was overwhelmed by the scale of last week's twin natural disasters, slowing the response to the nuclear crisis that was triggered by the earthquake and tsunami that left at least 10,000 people dead. Why, why, why, didn't they ask for immediate help then?
Japan's PM Says Nuclear Situation 'Very Grave'
International Nuclear Event Scale - Wikipedia Japan has raised it to a 4 or 5 on the severity scale of 7. Chernobyl was a 7 and this is a 10!
Japanese engineers conceded on Friday that burying a crippled nuclear plant in sand and concrete may be a last resort to prevent a catastrophic radiation release, the method used to seal huge leakages from Chernobyl in 1986. But they still hoped to solve the crisis Bury it!
Radiation hampers efforts to restore power to nuclear plant in Japan
Japan's Try-Anything Nuclear Response Draws Criticism, and Sympathy