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.
What does INES stand for?
INES stands for International Nuclear Event Scale
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We have 16 other meanings of INES in our Acronym Attic
- Institut National pour l'Etude et la Recherche Agronomiques (Zaire)
- International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative
- Institut National de l'Environnement Industriel et des Risques (French: National Institute for Environmental Technology and Hazards)
- International Nuclear Emergency Response Team (citizen group)
- Improved Network Encryption Systems
- Indicators of Education Systems (study; Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development)
- Innovative Nuclear Energy System
- Institut National de l'Energie Solaire (French: National Institute of Solar Energy)
- International Indicators of Education Systems
- International Network of Engineers and Scientists
- IUE (International Ultraviolet Explorer) Newly Extracted Spectra (astrophysics)
- International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation
- Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores (Portugal)
- Instituto de Estudios Socioeconómicos (Portuguese: Institute of Socioeconomic Studies; Brazil)
- Institute of Economic and Social Research
- Institute of Economy and Social Policy (Moscow, Russia)
- Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Psicología (Spanaish, Guatemala)
- International Network of Expertise for Sustainable Pollination
- Institute of Economic and Social Studies (Bratislava, Slovakia)
- Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (est. 1998; Vietnam)
Samples in periodicals archive:
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.
Level 7 accidents on the International Nuclear Event Scale correspond to the release into the external environment of radioactive materials equal to more than tens of thousands of terabecquerels of radioactive iodine 131.
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.
After seeing data on the extent of leaks they raised the rating from level 5 to 7, the highest in the International Nuclear Event Scale.
amp;nbsp;The level 7 of nuke accident severity on the International Nuclear Event Scale has only been applied to the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe.
Chernobly is currently the only one classified as a level 7 event on the International Nuclear Event Scale.