Israel’s Dimona nuclear reactor isn’t Chernobyl, but does have vulnerabilities

Times of Israel | Jun 24, 2019 at 4:01 PM
  • 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.
  • The resulting explosion and fire sent plumes of radioactive isotopes throughout the area, since the power plant lacked a containment structure.
  • Could such a catastrophe occur in Israel’s own nuclear reactor, the Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Center outside Dimona.