Originally Posted by mhgaffney
Chernobyl was never in containment. The reactor building was open.
***ushima is worse for many reasons -- the first is because at Chernobyl only one reactor melted down -- whereas four melted down at ***ushima.
The potential release at ***ushima is at least 100 X Chernobyl -- when the stored spent fuel rods are included.
Each reactor at ***ushima also presents a different set of problems. So ***u is like Chernobyl on steroids. MHG
Yes I know the Chernobyl building had no containment. That was my point. Emphasize potential
release, not what is released. Containment facilities and reactors intact, even if somewhat damaged and leaking to a degree.