TOI INVESTIGATES DO ROCKETS, QUAKES AND OLD AGE THREATEN ISRAEL’S CORE? Israel’s Dimona nuclear reactor isn’t Chernobyl, but does have vulnerabilities A disaster at Israel’s reactor would be far less catastrophic than the 1986 meltdown, but the core is being kept in service far longer than intended, and experts warn that’s risky By JUDAH ARI GROSS 24 June 2019, 4:01 pm 4
Betcha didn’t know.. Israel has at least 2 nukes reactors in country – VERY likely more than that! 👀😒😳😐😑😠😡😡😜
“The hit television miniseries “Chernobyl” has reminded the world of the ever-present specter of a nuclear catastrophe made possible by the deadly combination of negligence, ignorance and incompetence.
On April 26, 1986, one of the four nuclear reactors at Chernobyl suffered a catastrophic power surge during a spectacularly mismanaged safety test. The resulting explosion and fire sent plumes of radioactive isotopes throughout the area, since the power plant lacked a containment structure. Contamination spread through large parts of the Soviet Union and Europe. Estimates put the long-term death toll at anywhere from 4,000 to over 93,000; the 1,000 sq. mile exclusion zone around the reactor remains one of the world’s most radioactively contaminated areas.
The Chernobyl disaster is one of two nuclear incidents to receive a level 7 designation on the International Nuclear Event Scale, indicating a major accident with widespread ramifications. The second was the earthquake-sparked 2011 Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster in Japan.”