Six Ways Fukushima is Not Chernobyl

Beckett, Lois
March 2011
Pro Publica;3/13/2011, p20
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The article presents some factors which suggest that the impact of Chernobyl nuclear accident in Ukraine in 1986 is more than the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan in 2011. The factors include absence of containment structure in Chernobyl's reactor, flaws in its design, carbon in Chernobyl's reactor that fueled a fire resulting in spreading radioactive material into the atmosphere. It is also indicated that public health impact of Chernobyl accident was high.


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