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Fukushima -1 = Chernobyl 2 ?
March 16, 2011 13:03


American institute of science and international security has confirmed the opinion of French Agency for Nuclear safety, which gave emergency case at Fukusima 1 nuclear plant 6 points from the 7 possible according to international 7 points scale. The experts say that explosions and fires at the plant followed the emergency have made matters worse and moved the situation closer to the 6th level of danger. They concede the situation can reach the 7th level, like it was in Chernobyl, when a radioactive substance was lifter with the smoke of fires on the 10 km altitude and then spread all the northern hemisphere. The processes going on in the power units now are impossible to stop immediately, so it is not the end. And in this case nobody will remember Chernobyl: either because Fukusima leaves it behind, or because there won't be nobody to remember anything.

It was on the March, 14 as the experts were talking about 5 and 6 points. The seventh level was fixed once, when the Chernobyl tragedy happened in the April, 1986. 5 point worth was emergency happened in 1979 on the 2nd power unit of nuclear plant Three Mile Island (USA). The fire broke out yesterday late in the night at Fukusima has corrected the situation. Now the independent experts say that the situation has got beyond control. After explosion happened in the morning on March, 15, holes with 8 square meters area appeared in the walls of the 4th power unit of Fukushima-1.

It is a reminder that explosions and radiation leaks at the nuclear power plant of Fukusima happened after series of earthquakes on March, 11. The last shock had 9,0 magnitude and caused a mighty tsunami. While situation at Fukushima-1 is out of control, an emergency situation is announced at the neighboring power station of Fukushima-2. A breakdown happened also in the emergency cooling system. It is reported that 22 people have got insignificant radiation doses. Information about situation at Japan nuclear plants comes not in time and it is not full. It makes not only to experts suspect that the situation is much worse than it is reported. Lack of information makes it difficult to estimate disasters. Some sources say the Fukushima emergency is much more closed than Chernobyl. Such silence of Japan government can prevent panic but cannot do anything with hadiation hazard.  

Meanwhile, the earthquakes, so-called aftershocks are going on, and a 6,2 magnitude earthquake happened today in the eastern part of Japan. According to the pessimistic scenery, aftershocks will go on for a month. They are strong enough to make serious damage, and epicenter is situated not far from Fukushima. Japan has to flight against acute disasters thinking about preventing the coming ones.
It is already obvious that everything happening in Japan will have serious consequences for the world. At least the nuclear safety policy is to be revised. Maximum the world won't be able to recognize itself in a pair of months...

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