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Japan raises severity of nuclear accident


TOKYO (AP) - Japan's nuclear safety agency has raised the rating of the country's nuclear crisis from 4 to 5 on a 7-level international scale.
An official of the agency says the agency raised the rating of the Fukushima nuclear crisis on the International Nuclear Event Scale. The scale defines a level 4 incident as having local consequences and a level 5 incident as having wider consequences.


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