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Vienna - AP Exclusive: Intel Warns Of Iran Nuke Disaster

Published on: January 31, 2011 12:13 PM
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FILE -- In this file photo made Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, and released by the International Iran Photo Agency, Iranian technicians work at the Bushehr nuclear power plant, outside the southern city of Bushehr, Iran.  A foreign intelligence report says Monday Jan. 31, 2011, that the control systems of the nuclear plant have been penetrated by a computer worm unleashed last year, according to a foreign intelligence report that warns of a possible Chernobyl-like disaster once the site becomes fully operational.(AP Photo/IIPA,Ebrahim Norouzi, file)  EDITORIAL USE ONLY:FILE—In this file photo made Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, and released by the International Iran Photo Agency, Iranian technicians work at the Bushehr nuclear power plant, outside the southern city of Bushehr, Iran.  A foreign intelligence report says Monday Jan. 31, 2011, that the control systems of the nuclear plant have been penetrated by a computer worm unleashed last year, according to a foreign intelligence report that warns of a possible Chernobyl-like disaster once the site becomes fully operational.(AP Photo/IIPA,Ebrahim Norouzi, file)  EDITORIAL USE ONLY:

Vienna - A foreign intelligence report says that the control systems of Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant have been penetrated by a computer worm unleashed last year — and is warning of a possible Chernobyl-like disaster once the site becomes fully operational.

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Russia’s envoy to NATO also has raised the specter of the 1986 reactor explosion in Ukraine, but suggested last week the danger had passed.

The report, drawn up by a nation closely monitoring Iran’s nuclear program and obtained by The Associated Press, says such conclusions were premature and based on the “casual assessment” of Russian and Iran scientists at Bushehr.

With control systems disabled by the virus, the reactor would have the force of a “small nuclear bomb,” it says.


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 Jan 31, 2011 at 12:34 PM will hashem's help Says:

Oh how great would that be, the reactor blow the heck out of those terrorist killing thousands of them.

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 Jan 31, 2011 at 12:45 PM Benny Says:

Prepare summer camps to evacuate the kids like they did in Russia. And prepare a lot of cement to cover the reactor

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 Jan 31, 2011 at 01:28 PM zeke Says:

בא יתוש ונכנס בחוטמו, ונקר במוחו שבע שנים
When he landed the gnat came and entered his nose, and it knocked against his brain for seven years
stuxgnat

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 Jan 31, 2011 at 01:33 PM The_Truth Says:

Reply to #1  
will hashem's help Says:

Oh how great would that be, the reactor blow the heck out of those terrorist killing thousands of them.

and also sending millions of tonnes of radioactive dust in the air, threatening everyone close by - including Israel, with radioactive air, water, food etc for many years to come. Think about the recent Volcanos in Iceland stranding all flights across Europe for weeks/months - and that wasn't even radioactive. If any Chernobyl-like disaster would occur, it would NOT be a happy day for anyone.

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 Jan 31, 2011 at 01:57 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
will hashem's help Says:

Oh how great would that be, the reactor blow the heck out of those terrorist killing thousands of them.

Do you think that the radioactive contamination will Stop at the Iranian border

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 Jan 31, 2011 at 02:05 PM seagul47 Says:

Watch--something will happen and they'll blame the Israelis/Jews.

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 Jan 31, 2011 at 02:10 PM independent_mind Says:

Reply to #1  
will hashem's help Says:

Oh how great would that be, the reactor blow the heck out of those terrorist killing thousands of them.

A yid should never pray for innocent non-jews to die, and such a horrible death at that. Remember- most persians are not anti semitic or anti zionist. Its the regime and not the population!
Besides, there is a huge jewish community in various cities of iran!!!!

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 Jan 31, 2011 at 02:37 PM Anon Ibid Opcit Says:

I used to be a reactor operator and was pretty thoroughly trained in the physics. A reactor DOES NOT behave "like a small nuclear bomb" under any circumstances. Meltdowns are certainly possible as happened at Chernobyl. But that reactor was obsolete even in the 1980s. If the Iranian reactor has anything like a modern design it won't be graphite-cored and will have a containment vessel. It should also have physical fail-safes that the Soviet one lacked. If it doesn't the builders were foolish.

All of these should (should) minimize the risks of thermal runaway and reduce the dangers to innocent lives G-d willing.

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 Jan 31, 2011 at 03:48 PM Anonymous Says:

If you look at the statistics there where very few tragedies associated with the nuclear fallout. So if it does blow up it will be a blessing

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