Yeah, a 12 mile exclusion zone from a Quad Chernobyl, pretty much.
Of course, none of the old rods that were in storage in the pools above the reactors burned and vaporized into the air, or anything. :) After they were exposed to the air for days or weeks.
Hydrogen explosions in the main buildings when it was vented is the big memory I have; seeing that on the news, and knowing why there's hydrogen to vent, I know pretty well what happened to the reactors.
Vitamin R; it's good for you. :)
(to the paid astroturfers:)
Check out what happens to an irradiation victim; there are IAEA papers on criticality accidents that are very informative.
A real asshole would wish that all the paid astroturfers that have kids get to experience this first hand, with their families. But I'm not an asshole.
The Louis Slotkin incident in only one of such occurrences; that's a rough way to fucking go. Look it up.
A nosebleed can be a nosebleed.
A nosebleed due to sudden temporary or permanent leukemia is a radiation exposure symptom.
(permanent as in all the blood cells dying; a lot like ebola, really, at the end)
Stories like this make it easier to make out the astroturfers; it's amazing that people actually get paid to shill. I'll never understand, I guess. :)