Japan proposes raising rating of Fukushima leak

The Japanese nuclear watchdog proposed raising the rating of a leakage of highly radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant from "an anomaly" to a "serious incident."

Advertisement

Fukushima levels spike '18-fold'

Radiation at a storage tank holding highly contaminated water at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has spiked 18-fold, the plant's operator has said. The levels are enough to kill an exposed person in four hours.