Fukushima and people health

2011 Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Heavy health penalties

The 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster was categorized as level 7 on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES), the same level assigned to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Level 7 is considered as the highest level for nuclear accidents, signifying a colossal release of radioactive material into the environment with widespread effects.