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Japan Not Likely to Face Repeat of Chernobyl: IAEA

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The nuclear crisis in Japan is unlikely to turn into another Chernobyl, the world's worst nuclear accident, the head of the United Nations atomic watchdog said on Monday.

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It is "unlikely that the accident would develop" like Chernobyl, Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA], told a news conference, noting several differences, including the design and structure of the nuclear plants. 

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