Japan Acknowledges Greater Threat Level at Nuclear Plant

So far, I do not see any significant developments in the situation. This seems to be a political move, in response to international criticism.

Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency raised the level for the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant Friday from a 4 to 5 — putting it on par with the 1979 incident at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island.

Japanese nuclear crisis on par with 3 Mile Island – CNN.com

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