Japan raises Fukushima water leak to INES Level 3 incident
Reuters: The severity rating of the latest radioactive water leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant has officially been raised to Level 3 on an international scale for radiological releases, Japan’s nuclear regulator announced on Wednesday.
Photo: Members of a Fukushima prefecture panel, which monitors the safe decommissioning of the nuclear plant, inspect the construction site of the shore barrier, which is meant to stop radioactive water from leaking into the sea. The photo was released Aug. 6, 2013. (Kyodo via Reuters/file)