Fukushima is worse than Chernobyl for a variety of reasons, but chief of which the impact it is going to have on the world, which is far larger in magnitude than Chernobyl was, and if is not handled properly can even spell doom for the entire western hemisphere, and let's hope that doesn't happen.
Fukushima is worse than Chernobyl because it is more current and it is still causing trouble. Chernobyl is old news, and it is in the middle of Ukraine. The disaster at Fukushima happened in a place where everyone thought this kind of accident could never happen. The aftermath has been more shocking to the world.