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Photo Gallery: Fukushima Now on Par with Chernobyl

Re-Evaluation of Radiation Fukushima Joins Chernobyl on Nuclear Disaster Scale

Japanese officials on Tuesday increased the level of severity of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, placing it on a level with Chernobyl. Some have criticized the change, but an expansion of the no-go zone surrounding the plant underlines the likely long-term effects of the accident.
cgh -- with wire reports