The Chernobyl disaster is considered the worst nuclear disaster in all of history. It is one of two nuclear accidents to receive the maximum classification (level 7) on the International Nuclear Event Scale. The only other event to be given the maximum classification was the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, which occurred in Japan in 2011. It is considered the worst and largest nuclear disaster since the Chernobyl disaster.
The Fukushima nuclear disaster occurred at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, and was caused by an earthquake which resulted in a tsunami on March 11, 2011.
The area is so toxic and radiation levels are so high that some of the robots that were sent out to clean and investigate the site eventually became non-functioning.
It is estimated that eventually, the number of cancer deaths due to radiation from the disaster will be between 130-640 people in the upcoming years.
Although there have been no reported deaths or fatalities linked to short term radiation exposure so far, over 18,500 people died due to the earthquake and the resulting tsunami.
The nuclear disaster forced over 100,000 people to evacuate their homes.
Because the area that the disaster occurred in still carries extremely harmful radioactive materials and is extremely toxic, human beings cannot clean the area up.
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