Even at the Chernobyl meltdown in 1986, he pointed out, cesium and iodine were the problem.
Such a meltdown would be the worst since Chernobyl 25 years ago.
In the same speech, Beck compared Washington, D.C. to Chernobyl—because our political system is “toxic,” get it?
At Chernobyl, iodine fell on the grass, cows ate the grass, and people drank the milk.
The Chernobyl accident was far larger than we can imagine this one to be.
The 1986 Chernobyl disaster is widely considered to be the greatest nuclear catastrophe in world history.
When he visited Chernobyl years earlier, Thornburgh recalls, it didn't even have a containment facility.
Now nuclear power-station designs and safety systems are capable of withstanding much more serious accidents [than Chernobyl].
He's turned his large format 8x10 camera on Chernobyl, Havana, and the wreckage left by Hurricane Katrina.
You know things are bad when Chernobyl is your reference point.
city in Ukraine (Ukrainian Chornobyl), from Russian chernobylnik "mugwort." Site of 1986 nuclear disaster.
A place in Ukraine where a nuclear power plant — a generator powered by a nuclear reactor — underwent a meltdown in 1986. A cloud of radioactive gases spread throughout the region of Chernobyl and to foreign countries as well. Forty thousand people living nearby were evacuated. Dozens of deaths and hundreds of illnesses were reported to have been caused by the accident. (Compare Three Mile Island.)