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Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and, Fukushima

A comparison of three nuclear reactor calamities reveals some key differences

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Nearly 25 years to the date after the Chernobyl catastrophe, the Fukushima Dai-ichi crisis became the only other civilian nuclear accident to warrant the highest possible rating of 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale (INES). The scale judges the severity of nuclear events by their impact on people and the environment.

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Greg Mably


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