Fukushima likely not as bad as Chernobyl, but what does that mean?

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Fukushima nuclear power plant

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KEI

For four weeks now, the world has watched with a surreal combination of horror and helplessness as the Japanese have struggled to regain control of their crippled nuclear reactors in Fukushima, staunch the flow of radioactivity, and evaluate the long-term impact of the disaster on human health, the environment, and communities near and far [...]