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Japan to make announcement on nuclear accident severity

TOKYO - Japan's nuclear safety watchdogs and the trade and energy minister will make an announcement on the severity level of the country's nuclear crisis, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said on Tuesday.
Kyodo newsagency has reported that Japan is considering raising the severity level of the situation at crippled Tokyo Electric Power Co's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to a level 7, on par with the Chernobyl accident 25 years ago.
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