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April 12th, 2011
08:26 AM ET

Japan's nuke threat level rises to Chernobyl level

Japanese authorities provisionally declared the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident a level 7 event on the international scale for nuclear disasters, putting the current crisis on par with the 1986 disaster at Chernobyl. Michael Friedlander, a nuclear expert, and former senior operator at three power plants speaks to American Morning on the present situation and what another earthquake or tsunami could do.

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  1. mike sey

    It's pretty disingenuous for Anderson Cooper and others to constantly accuse the Japanese of down-playing and lying about its nuclear/earthquake/ Tsunami disaster. He more than anyone should know that when disaster strikes uncertainty reigns. It may actually be true that in the early days and as things evolve people simply don't know precisely all the facts and spokesmen do the best they can with what they've got. Detals and facts become clearer in hindsight.

    True, No-one wants to create panic by overstating or exagerating the dangers ahead. To accuse people of lying just to satisfy your own 'keeping them honest' slogan, however, is unconscionable.

    April 12, 2011 at 12:49 pm |