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How Japan 2011 stacks up to Chernobyl and Three Mile Island

• The Political Commentator
Putting the nuclear crisis in Japan into the context of history Chernobyl, 1986 was a 7: A power surge during a test procedure resulted in a criticality accident, leading to a powerful steam explosion and fire that released a significant fraction of core material into the environment, resulting in a death toll of 56 as well as estimated 4 000 additional cancer fatalities among people exposed to elevated doses of radiation. The disaster is the only Level 7 Event that has ever occurred...

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