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Chernobyl and Fukushima
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 The original sarcophagus over the crippled Chernobyl plant has been cracking and leaking radiation, March 20, 2014. (S. Herman/VOA)
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The original sarcophagus over the crippled Chernobyl plant has been cracking and leaking radiation, March 20, 2014. (S. Herman/VOA)

Illustration of a next-generation small nuclear reactor being transported via truck.
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Illustration of a next-generation small nuclear reactor being transported via truck.

A man and a child are checked for radiation exposure in Fukushima in wake of the reactor meltdowns, March 13, 2011. (S. Herman/VOA)
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A man and a child are checked for radiation exposure in Fukushima in wake of the reactor meltdowns, March 13, 2011. (S. Herman/VOA)

A new sarcophagus (show under construction in 2014), the world's largest movable object, is to be placed over the Chernobyl plant in 2017, March 20, 2014. (S. Herman/VOA)
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A new sarcophagus (show under construction in 2014), the world's largest movable object, is to be placed over the Chernobyl plant in 2017, March 20, 2014. (S. Herman/VOA)

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