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Iran to Citizens: Flee Isfahan
freebeacon.com ^ | 02JAN12 | Adam Kredo

Posted on 01/02/2013 12:46:36 PM PST by bayouranger

Iranian officials tell citizens to vacate city located near nuke site

Iranian officials have instructed residents of Isfahan to leave the city, renewing concerns that a nearby nuclear site could be leaking radioactive material.

An edict issued Wednesday by Iranian authorities orders Isfahan’s one-and-a-half million people to leave the city “because pollution has now reached emergency levels,” the BBC reported.

However, outside observers suspect that the evacuation order may corroborate previous reports indicating that a uranium enrichment facility near Isfahan had been leaking radioactive material.

Tehran went to great lengths in December to deny these reports, telling state-run media outlets that “the rumors about leaking and contamination at Isfahan’s [Uranium Conversion Facility] are not true at all.”

November reports indicated that a radioactive leak might have poisoned several workers at the nuclear plant, which converts highly toxic yellowcake uranium into material that could be used in the core of a nuclear weapon.

The head of Iran’s emergency services agency said at the time that residents have no reason to worry about possible contamination resulting from a possible leak.

Stories about the potential leak soon disappeared from state-run news websites, Trend reported in late November.

Iranian officials denied that a leak has occurred and blamed Western media outlets for creating “tumult” in the region.

Wednesday’s evacuation order is now fueling concerns that Iranian officials are trying to hide something, including further fallout from a possible radioactive leak.

“Pollution in Isfahan is a problem but in the past, Iranian authorities respond by closing schools and the government to keep people at home and let the pollution dissipate, not by evacuating people,” said Michael Rubin, a former Pentagon adviser on Iran and Iraq who has written about Isfahan’s battle against pollution.

“Mass evacuations suggest a far more serious problem,” Rubin explained. “There are two possibilities here: There is a radiation leak and the regime is lying or there is really bad pollution and no one believes the regime’s explanations.”

Rubin also pointed out that Iranian officials have a history of lying to both Western officials and their own citizens.

It remains unclear whether the technology has been properly inspected for safety because Iran has denied Western officials access to many of its nuclear sites.

The nuclear site at Isfahan has been targeted for attack in the past.

An unexplained explosion at the plant in 2011 is reported to have damaged the facility.

The nuclear plant also sits on an active fault line. The city of Isfahan has been destroyed at least six times from past earthquakes, a point of concern among regional experts.

“Given that Iran is on an earthquake zone and has lost tens of thousands of people with regularity suggests that a devastating nuclear accident is only a matter of time,” said Rubin.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2011; 201212; centrifuges; enrichment; filthykoranimals; fleelodelick; iran; isfahan; islam; israel; michaelrubin; nukejihad; uranium; waronterror; yellowcake; yellowcakeuranium
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The madhi's coming out of the wrong well. Go figure, that's islam for ya.
1 posted on 01/02/2013 12:46:46 PM PST by bayouranger
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To: bayouranger

Say what . . . ? They can’t tell their citizens to die of radiation poisoning for Allah? (Oh yeah; no Jews or Christians to kill that way.)


2 posted on 01/02/2013 12:51:39 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: bayouranger

Hmmm, maybe the mad mullahs will turn their country into a radioactive wasteland all by themselves. OK by me.


3 posted on 01/02/2013 12:52:11 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: bayouranger

Hmmmm, They have a state run meida like ours.


4 posted on 01/02/2013 12:53:37 PM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: bayouranger

whoa, if true this is big news, this is a big city in a strategic area

the dickhead Rev Guards do not have the technical know-how or sophistication to handle a nuc emergency as well as Japan or even Russia

Check which way the wind blows


5 posted on 01/02/2013 12:59:20 PM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: bayouranger
The nuclear plant also sits on an active fault line. The city of Isfahan has been destroyed at least six times from past earthquakes, a point of concern among regional experts.

I'm sure Israel will be blamed if that happens (so they might as well make it happen?). Inject Liquid Into the Ground: . . . As seismologist Dave Wolny explained, "If you are doing deep well injection, you are altering the stress on the underlying rocks and at some point, the stress will be relieved by generating an earthquake."

6 posted on 01/02/2013 1:00:18 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: bayouranger
OOPS!.....
7 posted on 01/02/2013 1:02:06 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: bayouranger

Ding, dong, bell,
Mahdi’s in the well.


8 posted on 01/02/2013 1:02:28 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: bayouranger

well, this is interesting, radiation leak eh?


9 posted on 01/02/2013 1:05:48 PM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (reasonable gun control is hitting what you aim for)
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To: bayouranger

Isfahan is a pretty big city — that is going to be a big mess....


10 posted on 01/02/2013 1:06:02 PM PST by expat2
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To: bayouranger

Homer Simpson in a mufti or Mossad?


11 posted on 01/02/2013 1:09:40 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: bayouranger

We wish you a hot new year, Iran...


12 posted on 01/02/2013 1:09:40 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: bayouranger

Insert photo of Baghdad Bob here.


13 posted on 01/02/2013 1:09:53 PM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: F15Eagle
Mahdi’s in the well.

And he got 3 eyes and a foot long nose,
And when you turn off the lights, he glows.

14 posted on 01/02/2013 1:09:57 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (We were the tea party before there was a tea party. - Jim Robinson)
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To: bayouranger

15 posted on 01/02/2013 1:11:47 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: bayouranger
Has anyone reported/detected radiation down wind from the facility?

5.56mm

16 posted on 01/02/2013 1:12:07 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: expat2

Time to open uo Iranian Rev Guard Civil Defense Plan #1:

“Run away! Run Away Veddy Veddy Quickly”!

Seriously if I was a conspiracy freak I can see the so-called “Hillary Clinton secret mission” to meet Achhmadinjad last month as an effort to offer some US techical assistance to control this situation, since possibly the entire Persian Gulf could be affected


17 posted on 01/02/2013 1:12:29 PM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: bayouranger

Don’t worry, the radiation will only hurt the JOOOOS. Allah will protect the true believers.


18 posted on 01/02/2013 1:15:08 PM PST by PGR88
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To: bayouranger

for sure


19 posted on 01/02/2013 1:17:57 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: TADSLOS

20 posted on 01/02/2013 1:18:08 PM PST by Bratch
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To: bayouranger

Explosion Near Iran’s Isfahan Nuclear Plant Reported

January 2, 2013 4:54 pm

http://www.algemeiner.com/2013/01/02/explosion-near-irans-isfahan-nuclear-plant-reported/


21 posted on 01/02/2013 1:20:01 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: bayouranger

Maybe a criticality accident. It’s hard to imagine a leak of UF6, uranyl nitrate or anything like that resulting in the evacuation of a city - especially in a third-world craphole. OTOH a criticality with lots of nasty fission products could. Liquid system criticalities might have multiple excursions.

Welcome to the nuclear club! Remember kids, mass, moderation, geometry.


22 posted on 01/02/2013 1:27:26 PM PST by SargeK
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To: bayouranger

“The madhi’s coming out of the wrong well. Go figure, that’s islam for ya.”

LOL!

“November reports indicated that a radioactive leak might have poisoned several workers at the nuclear plant, which converts highly toxic yellowcake uranium into material that could be used in the core of a nuclear weapon.”

Wonder where that came from?

/sheesh...


23 posted on 01/02/2013 1:28:38 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: 43north

“maybe the mad mullahs will turn their country into a radioactive wasteland all by themselves”

More likely nuked by computer virus making machines go mad.

Ha-ha.


24 posted on 01/02/2013 1:34:32 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Bratch

lol.


25 posted on 01/02/2013 1:41:07 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: Jewbacca

!


26 posted on 01/02/2013 1:42:47 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: BenLurkin

Very interesting.

I have a couple of sources in Istanbul, journalists, (well, a lot of sources in Istanbul, actually) who have military sources in Ishfahan and Tehran. I just inquired to them about this story.

I wonder what sort of info they’ll dig up.


27 posted on 01/02/2013 1:43:43 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: bayouranger
"the rumors about leaking and contamination at Isfahan’s [Uranium Conversion Facility] are not true at all."

28 posted on 01/02/2013 1:43:43 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Yehuda

“Stux” to be them, methinks.

1.5 million people is a lot of folks.


29 posted on 01/02/2013 1:58:54 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: bayouranger

I always kinda hoped that GWB would flip a few nuclear cruise missiles at the enrichment sites, just before he left office. I fantasized his cover story: “We warned those stone aged misfits that plying with nukes was dangerous. Now they’ve gone and blown themselves up.” Who would have argued once the deed was done?

The way it’s going, maybe the cavemen will save us the trouble. Sure would be a shame if these jihadists blew themselves up in the end.


30 posted on 01/02/2013 2:21:07 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: bayouranger
I love the smell of fried iranian in the morning.

LLS

31 posted on 01/02/2013 2:41:17 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: BenLurkin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NNOrp_83RU


32 posted on 01/02/2013 2:48:01 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Bratch
+1

By the way, he was *way* ahead of his time in shopping at JC Penney's...

Cheers!

33 posted on 01/02/2013 3:05:04 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: TADSLOS; Jewbacca; Bratch

“Iranian nuclear officials are being secretive about the nature of an incident in the Iranian Isfahan nuclear plant that sent many staff members to nearby hospital emergency rooms Wednesday.”


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2964339/posts

Possible Nuclear Event in Iran (not confirmed!) Fri, Nov 30


34 posted on 01/02/2013 3:16:44 PM PST by txhurl
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To: txhurl

bttt


35 posted on 01/02/2013 3:19:50 PM PST by txhurl
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To: LucianOfSamasota

>I always kinda hoped that GWB would flip a few nuclear cruise missiles at the enrichment sites, just before he left office.<

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GWB would have done the country an infinitely greater favor had he questioned Bambi’s eligibility before he left office. Even today, he knows where the truth lies.

It’s too late now — the Ship of State struck the iceberg on 11/6/2012.


36 posted on 01/02/2013 3:29:48 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: bayouranger

37 posted on 01/02/2013 3:46:07 PM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: bayouranger
Isfahan.

Historically, once a great city.

38 posted on 01/02/2013 4:27:20 PM PST by hummingbird (Support Hummingbird Migration!)
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To: Red Badger

D’oh!


39 posted on 01/02/2013 4:31:20 PM PST by hummingbird (Support Hummingbird Migration!)
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To: hummingbird

I wanted to see the buddhas in Afghanistan. They’re gone.
Sigh. Radioactive blue mosque. http://anthr.religion.nielsonpi.com/media/Isfahan_Madrasa-i_Shah.jpg Sigh.
I also wanted to see Merv. It’s already destroyed, guys. Sigh.
Then there’s Baku.
And the Syrian caves that are part of the iconoclastic controversy.


40 posted on 01/02/2013 4:32:04 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: bayouranger

SHTF in Isfahan?


41 posted on 01/02/2013 4:33:29 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: jagusafr
"Insert photo of Baghdad Bob here."

HA!

Baghdad Bob: "There is no radiation leak here. These rumors are false" as videotape melts and transmission stops.

42 posted on 01/02/2013 4:34:35 PM PST by hummingbird (Support Hummingbird Migration!)
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"“maybe the mad mullahs will turn their country into a radioactive wasteland all by themselves”

Have any mullahs evacuated to France or elsewhere out of Iran?

Where is "Imadinnerjacket"?

43 posted on 01/02/2013 4:39:43 PM PST by hummingbird (Support Hummingbird Migration!)
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To: silverleaf

Maybe she went in to inspect the leak...


44 posted on 01/02/2013 4:43:58 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: txhurl
"“Iranian nuclear officials are being secretive about the nature of an incident in the Iranian Isfahan nuclear plant that sent many staff members to nearby hospital emergency rooms Wednesday.”

Not a cool way to ring in the New Year...at least, not OUR new year.

45 posted on 01/02/2013 4:44:17 PM PST by hummingbird (Support Hummingbird Migration!)
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To: Bon mots
!

BTTT!

46 posted on 01/02/2013 4:46:12 PM PST by hummingbird (Support Hummingbird Migration!)
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To: AdmSmith; Army Air Corps

Pong


47 posted on 01/02/2013 6:39:03 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

I would have made an immediately obvious Monty Python reference, but wasn’t sure someone hadn’t done so, and was too sleepy to check.

Thanks bayouranger.

G’night all, Happy Perihelion Day.

some appropriate music:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN9AJj9rtlk


48 posted on 01/02/2013 7:24:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: nuconvert

Thanks.

Interesting development.


49 posted on 01/02/2013 7:35:25 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: bayouranger

50 posted on 01/02/2013 7:46:09 PM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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