Chernobyl was the worst nuclear disaster in history compared to Fukushima

The word Chernobyl when uttered will never be related to a geographical location. It has made its mark in history as one of the worst nuclear disasters to affect humanity instead. Thus, Chernobyl is synonymous with disaster. There may be a debate across the world as to the likes of the nuclear accident at the Fukushima power plant in Japan but in no way can it ever compare to Chernobyl.

Despite of being recorded as a level seven nuclear disaster, the same as Chernobyl, in terms of human life, damage and after effects, Chernobyl is the worst nuclear disaster to hit humanity and the deserted and isolated power plant still stands testimony to that grim day in 1986.

1 The Impact of Chernobyl Was Millions In Comparison To Fukushima

A level 7 rating for any nuclear disaster accorded by the International Atomic and Energy Agency signifies the highest possible designation. Both the Fukushima nuclear plant accident in 2011 and Chernobyl in 1986 have been rated a level 7, but doesn’t this mean they are on par with each other. Both nuclear disasters produced a core meltdown with the disastrous ability to wreck havoc on thousands of people either by killing or maiming several others as a result of various levels of radioactive exposure.

In both accidents, thousands were evacuated from the surrounding areas and till today people are yet to return there. The worst impact of both disasters is on the environment, where a legacy of radioactive contamination has been left behind and is not likely to subside or reduce in future.

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The Impact of Chernobyl Was Millions In Comparison To Fukushim

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