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Japan Scientist: Fukushima is ‘Graver than Chernobyl … No One Can Predict How the Situation Will Develop’


“TOKYO, April 25 (UPI) — Radiation leaks remain a health threat for areas around Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, officials said.

The crisis at the plant resulted from an earthquake and tsunami March 11.

Some experts believe the Fukushima crisis is more serious than that resulting from an explosion at Ukraine’s Chernobyl power plant 25 years ago, the Mainichi Daily News reported Monday.

‘It’s graver than Chernobyl in that no one can predict how the situation will develop,’ said Atsushi Kasai, a former senior researcher with the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute.

In addition to danger from leaking radioactivity, Japanese citizens are also at risk of psychological illnesses, officials said.”  Read more.

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