12 Apr '11, 11pm

#Fukushima, Chernobyl 'not comparable': Watchdog via @cmswire

#Fukushima, Chernobyl 'not comparable': Watchdog via @cmswire

This April 1986 aerial photo shows the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the site of the world's worst nuclear accident, as made two to three days after the explosion in Chernobyl, Ukraine. France's nuclear safety agency says the impact of Fukushima's nuclear woes weren't 'comparable' to that of Chernobyl. -- PHOTO: AP PARIS - THE accident at Fukushima has released 'significant' amounts of radiation but at levels and with an impact that are 'not comparable' to Chernobyl, France's nuclear safety agency said on Tuesday. 'At present... Fukushima is not, nor will it be, Chernobyl, even though it is a very serious accident,' the head of the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), Patrick Gourmelon, said. Japan earlier on Tuesday hiked its rating of the Fukushima accident from five to a maximum of seven on a worldwide scale, a slot previously only occupied ...

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