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Study: Fukushima radiation 2 times higher than thought

Scientists measured significantly higher levels than expected of the radioactive element cesium-137 in the earth's atmosphere, according to a study by the Norwegian Institute for Air Research.... Read more»

Japan says Fukushima crisis at Chernobyl level

Japan has raised the severity of the nuclear crisis at its stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant to the highest level, putting it on a par with the Chernobyl disaster. Officials said that radiation leaks were still far lower than those during the 1986 disaster — the world's worst — but the situation remained unpredictable.... Read more»

Limited reach for Japan's nuclear disaster

The rough consensus: The long-term and most severe effects from radiation at the plant, where four of six reactors are in crisis and hundreds of tons of spent fuel is a risk, will be largely contained to the area around the plant, affect a relatively limited population and will likely not spread outside Japan.... Read more»1