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Old 03-31-2011, 01:48 PM   #121
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No matter what the japan gov't says, this has obviously surpassed the Chernobyl Disaster as being the worst ever.

Japan has a 12 or 16 mile "Exclusion Zone"/"Zone of Alienation", whole neighborhoods will likely never be repopulated (a la Pripyat), and many many people disabled, sick, dead, or dying...

This should be a 7 on the nuclear disaster scale, easily....
No, it's really not. Chernobyl was far beyond the pale of this, kinda like Hiroshima/Nagasaki was far beyond the pale of the Tokyo and Dresden firebombings. Mind you, all of these are horrible situations, and by saying it's not Chernobyl, I am not trying to minimize the loss of life or the depth of the situation. Just that Chernobyl was truly that far worse than this one as time will end up showing.
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Old 03-31-2011, 02:18 PM   #122
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Chernobyl didn't even have a containment system in place. As a result they had an immediate significant release of radioactive materials, that's just not happening in Japan. Different situations.
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:05 AM   #123
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Magnitude 7.4 earthquake hits off Japan; tsunami alert issued for ravaged northeastern coast - The Washington Post
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:00 PM   #125
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I cant believe this, thoughts and prayers. Theyve been through so much
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