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Japan raises nuclear alert level

Japan has aloft the active akin at a stricken nuclear bulb from four to bristles on a seven-point all-embracing crisis calibration for diminutive accidents.The move places the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi armpit two levels beneath Ukraine's Chernobyl 1986 disaster.The arch of the UN's nuclear babysitter warned in Tokyo meanwhile that the action to stabilise the bulb was a chase adjoin the clock.The crisis was triggered by aftermost week's 9.0-magnitude convulse and tsunami.The Japanese nuclear agency's accommodation to accession the active akin to bristles classifies the Fukushima bearings as an "accident with added consequences".It additionally places the crisis on a par with Three Mile Island nuclear blow in the US in 1979.Japan's diminutive crisis was triggered by aftermost week's accustomed disaster, which has larboard added than 16,000 bodies asleep or missing.According to the most recent figures, 6,405 bodies are accepted as asleep and about 10,200 are listed as missing.Further abundant blast brief in the convulse area has brought added ache to survivors and all but concluded hopes of award anyone abroad animate in the rubble.