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Old 14th Mar 2011, 17:57
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Further to my post earlier today re INES rating for this incident:

France's ASN nuclear safety authority has classed the nuclear accident at Fukushima's Daiichi plan as level 5 or 6 on the international scale of 1 to 7, on a par with the 1979 U.S. Three Mile Island meltdown, one higher than that given by Japan's nuclear safety agency.

"Level four is a serious level," ASN President Andre-Claude Lacoste told a news conference, but added: "We feel that we are at least at level five or even at level 6."
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