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Jorgensen, T.J. Forget Fukushima: Chernobyl still holds record as worst nuclear accident for public health. The Conversation April 25, 2016.

Forget Fukushima: Chernobyl still holds record as worst nuclear accident for public health (Links to an external site.)

Question 1:

There are 7 levels on the  IAEA  scale of nuclear accidents. List and define the criteria for each of the 7 levels of the scale, and provide one historical example of an accident for each level. Give the name, location, and date of each accident, as well as a brief description of what caused the accident.

Question 2:

For each of the 7 accidents you described, list the radioisotopes that were released into the environment and the physical half-lives of those radioisotopes. How important do you think a radioisotope's physical half-life is to the long term health consequences of environmental contamination by that isotope? Explain your answer. 

Question 3:

Of all the radioisotopes you listed in Question 2, which one would concern you the most, and which one the least. Explain your rationale.

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