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What does INES stand for?

INES stands for International Nuclear Event Scale

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The nuclear disaster on 26 April, 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine (then officially Ukrainian SSR) is one of only two classified accidents as a level 7 event on the International Nuclear Event Scale, the other being the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011.
The Chernobyl Disaster was much worse than the recent Fukushima reactor fires in Japan and is the only explosion which is classified as level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.
The sources close to the Nuclear and Industry Safety Agency under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said the Japanese government decided to raise the level to the highest 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale, which has so far only been applied to the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe.