31 Oct '11, 9pm

Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima

Editor's Note: This is part of the IEEE Spectrum special report: Fukushima and the Future of Nuclear Power . Click to enlarge. Nearly 25 years to the date after the Chernobyl catastrophe, the Fukushima Dai-ichi crisis became the only other civilian nuclear accident to warrant the highest possible rating of 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale (INES). The scale judges the severity of nuclear events by their impact on people and the environment. By contrast, Three Mile Island , another incident seared in memory as a reminder of what can go wrong with nuclear power generation, rated a 5 on the INES. The scale is logarithmic—meaning the U.S. event was roughly one one-hundredth as serious—and is self-defined (in the case of Fukushima, by Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency ). While Fukushima and Chernobyl received equally high ratings, it's not obvious they were ...

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