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Elementary school children crouch under their desks at their school in Onagawa, Miyagi prefecture on April 12, as a powerful aftershock hits northern Japan. (Jiji Press via AFP - Getty Images) 
Some good news - or at least, not bad news out of Japan today: An increase in the severity level of Japan’s nuclear accident does not mean the public health risk is any worse or that the disaster resembles Chernobyl in 1986, global expert bodies said on Tuesday.

Elementary school children crouch under their desks at their school in Onagawa, Miyagi prefecture on April 12, as a powerful aftershock hits northern Japan. (Jiji Press via AFP - Getty Images) 

Some good news - or at least, not bad news out of Japan today: An increase in the severity level of Japan’s nuclear accident does not mean the public health risk is any worse or that the disaster resembles Chernobyl in 1986, global expert bodies said on Tuesday.