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Fukushima ‘Much Bigger Than Chernobyl’, Says Russian Nuclear Activist


“JAPAN’S unfolding nuclear disaster is “much bigger than Chernobyl” and could rewrite the international scale used to measure the severity of atomic accidents, a Russian expert says.

‘Chernobyl was a dirty bomb explosion. The next dirty bomb is Fukushima and it will cost much more’ in economic and human terms, Natalia Mironova said.

Ms Mironova is thermodynamic engineer who became a leading anti-nuclear activist in Russia in the wake of the accident at the Soviet-built reactor in Ukraine in 1986.

‘Fukushima is much bigger than Chernobyl,’ she said, adding that the Japanese nuclear crisis was likely to eclipse Chernobyl on the seven-point international scale used to rate nuclear disasters.”  Read more.

 

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