Food and water poisoned by Japanese nuclear leak as expert warns more could die than in Chernobyl, Mirror, March 20, 2011:
… One expert predicted that the death toll in the years ahead could top the 500,000 attributed to the Chernobyl accident of 1986 and warned that panicked repair attempts could lead to an even greater disaster. John Large, a British nuclear engineer, said: “The Japanese don’t know how to deal with it. They’re ad-libbing.
“Just throwing water on to the reactors, when they cannot get inside to see what the situation is, could mean the fuel goes critical again.
“And while the radiation leak so far is only a tenth of that at Chernobyl, that was in a rural area with a low population. In Japan it’s an urban, densely packed area so the potential numbers of deaths and cancers are much higher.” …
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Published: March 20th, 2011 at 8:13 pm ET