Radiation from Fukushima 10 percent that of Chernobyl: official

TOKYO (Reuters) – The emission of radioactive substances from Japan’s stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant is about 10 percent of the amount that had been detected at Chernobyl, Japan’s nuclear safety agency said on Tuesday.

Earlier, Japan raised the severity of its nuclear crisis at the plant to a level 7 from 5, putting it on par with the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

(Reporting by Yoko Nishikawa; Editing by David Chance)

Radiation from Fukushima 10 percent that of Chernobyl: official