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  • Mysteries Abound: Yet Another Tehran-Area Explosion … Near Nuclear-Program Archives?

    07/07/2020 6:37:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/07/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Ho-hum, another day in Tehran, another incident of careless explosive-tank handling. Or so the Iranians want everyone to think, for now. Officials claim that “careless handling” of oxygen tanks triggered an explosion south of Tehran that killed two people in Baghershahr late yesterday. “Human error,” the Iranian regime called it: Two men have been killed in yet another Iran explosion, as officials blamed ‘human error’ for the blast.The explosion rocked the Sepahan Boresh factory in the city of Baqershahr, south of Tehran, in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to state media.It was caused by ‘workers being negligent...
  • Report: Natanz 'accident' was Israel's fault

    Kuwait's Al-Jarida newspaper on Friday reported that Israel was responsible for a Thursday "accident" at an Iranian nuclear facility in Natanz. It is believed that the Natanz facility is used to enrich uranium. According to the Al-Jarida report, the explosion was caused by an "Israeli cyber attack" which targeted the computers which control the pressure gauges inside gas containers. Tehran has allegedly lost 80% of the uranium hexafluoride gas it needs in order to enrich uranium. The report also claimed that Israel is responsible for the Parchin blast which occurred last week. On Thursday, Iran's state news agency IRNA published...
  • Mystery Deepens: Third Iran Fire In A Week Damages Centrifuge Facility; Coincidence or Intentional?

    07/02/2020 7:57:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/02/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    My, but Iran must have a lot of defective “industrial gas tanks” lying around. A week after Iranian officials tried to explain away a massive explosion at Parchin as a civilian-area accident, a large fire at Natanz might prove more difficult to dismiss. Natanz, like Parchin, is a site where the US alleges that Iran has performed work on their nuclear-weapons program, and experts believe that uranium-enriching centrifuge work might have been the target this time: Iran says there has been an “incident” at one of its nuclear facilities.Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi did not...
  • Massive Explosion Rocks Suspected Nuke Site in Iran

    06/29/2020 8:58:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/29/2020 | Rick Moran
    Ali Shaigan The Associated Press is reporting that a huge explosion occurred on Friday that rattled Tehran and lit up the horizon. The site of the blast was a region where many nuclear experts believe Iran conducted high-explosive tests relating to its nuclear program. The explosion happened in the Alborz mountains, just east of the city. Satellite photos show the massive extent of the blast. This Sentinel-2 GIF shows the difference at Khojir Missile Base in 🇮🇷#Iran (35.687799 N, 51.651720 E) because of the recent explosion: it looks like fire burnt down 20 ha of land WNW of a now...
  • Explosion Reported in Tehran, Iran - LIVE BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE

    06/25/2020 4:05:15 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 58 replies
    Agenda free TV ^ | today | Steve Lookner
    Live coverage and speculation about a military base, Iranian guards outpost or a large natural gas reservoir in the area Still night there
  • Explosion reported near Tehran - report

    06/25/2020 3:04:36 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 68 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | JUNE 26, 2020 | TZVI JOFFRE
    A large explosion was heard east of Tehran on Thursday night, with video from local sources showing a bright light lighting up the night sky.
  • Hmmm: Mississippi Church That Challenged Shutdown Mysteriously … Explodes

    05/22/2020 7:33:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/22/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    A Mississippi church at the center of a legal battle over the shutdown exploded and burned to the ground yesterday — and it doesn’t look like a coincidence. The pastor of First Pentecostal in Holly Springs has led protests to allow his congregation to gather once again in defiance of local COVID-19 shutdown orders, including one inside a Walmart to accuse officials of double standards. A local judge had rebuked the church for acting in “an excessively reckless and cavalier manner,” a ruling the church had planned to fight.That fight has been indefinitely postponed, and apparently intentionally, as investigators...
  • Firefighters injured, multiple buildings on fire after explosion in downtown L.A.

    05/16/2020 8:04:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    ktla ^ | May 16, 2020 | Nouran Salieh
    The blast was reported around 6:30 p.m. while firefighters were responding to a fire at a one-story structure at 327 E. Boyd St., according to LAFD. Video showed dark plumes of smoke billowing over the area and flames shooting up from one of the buildings. LAFD estimated that 10 firefighters were hurt. Department spokesman Nicholas Prange told KTLA that the majority of the firefighters injured in the explosion were transported to a hospital, but no information was available on their conditions or the nature of their injuries. A medical branch was set up for treating and transporting injured firefighters, LAFD...
  • Maine Pulp mill blows up

    05/02/2020 3:04:37 PM PDT · by crz · 50 replies
    Maine mill explosion most likely will end the economy for an entire community. WARNING! Colorful language.
  • An explosion at a manufacturing plant has shaken northwest Houston

    01/24/2020 4:33:51 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/24/2020 | Jason Hanna, Tina Burnside and Chuck Johnston
    An explosion at a northwest Houston business shook part of the city early Friday, sending at least one person to a hospital, damaging nearby homes and sending firefighters scrambling to put out a resulting fire. The blast -- which occurred at Watson Grinding and Manufacturing, according to CNN affiliate KTRK -- happened around 4:15 a.m. local time (5:15 a.m. ET) in the 4500 block of Gessner Road, about an 18-mile drive northwest of downtown, authorities said. Video posted to Twitter from a camera that was mounted to a home window appears to show the blast in the distance, followed by...
  • Large Explosions Rock Apartments In Swedish No-Go Suburbs

    01/23/2020 10:29:23 AM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-23-2020 | Chris Thomlinson
    A large-scale blast rocked an apartment in the no-go Stockholm suburb of Husby early Tuesday morning along with another explosion taking place just 500 metres away. One person was taken to the hospital after suffering injuries from one of the blasts, but the injuries were only determined to be minor. A total of 50 residents were evacuated from their homes following the blasts as police and bomb technicians examined the area, SVT reports. Anna Wästberg of the Stockholm Police commented on the two explosions saying that police were investigating a potential connection to the large blast that occurred last week...
  • Explosion during rocket test kills 'elite' of Russian nuclear center. (Sarov)

    01/16/2020 7:23:51 PM PST · by Rabin · 31 replies
    Pravda.ru ^ | 12.08.2019 | Dmitry Sudakov
    The death of employees is a bitter loss for the entire nuclear center. The victims of the explosion developed special hardware and software; a leading electronic engineer, the head of the research and testing group a category 1 test engineer, and the deputy head of the research and testing department. It took the centre a year to arrange preparations for the tests in the water area of the White Sea. We put up appropriate stands, conducted the certifications. We conducted serious instruction works, prepared equipment, programs, techniques and discussed everything. It seemed that everything was prepared accordingly, adding that "the...
  • Sheriff's Office: Loud explosion determined to be meteor

    01/02/2020 4:35:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    WRGB ^ | Thursday, January 2nd 2020
    Sheriff Zurlo with the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office says that the December 29th reported explosion is a meteor. “We took close to 30 to 40 calls in a 10 minute period. All the calls were similar, houses rattling, sky turning a greenish color,” said Sheriff Michael Zurlo. Zurlo says the calls came from all over the county. “Ballston Spa area, Town of Milton, Town of Galway, Town of Providence, Town of Edinburgh, and the western part of the Town of Greenfield.”
  • BREAKING NEWS: 'Huge explosion' heard across London as Twitter users report being woken

    11/30/2019 9:08:17 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 123 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 1, 2019 | Jenny Stanton
    Full title: BREAKING NEWS: 'Huge explosion' heard across London as Twitter users report being woken by a loud bang and 'buildings shaking'
  • Man was smoking a turkey before explosion in Kyle (TX), Sheriff’s Office says

    11/28/2019 7:23:42 AM PST · by bgill · 48 replies
    An investigator is on the scene of an explosion in Kyle Wednesday morning and working to determine the cause. The Hays County Sheriff’s Office tells KXAN’s Tahera Rahman that a man at a residence there was smoking a turkey when things got out of control and a barn caught on fire. Lieutenant Dennis Gutierrez of the Hays County Sheriff’s Office explained that there was a vehicle fire in a barn with a possible propane tank that exploded. Crews respond to the scene of an explosion in Kyle. (KXAN Photo/ Tahera Rahman). Hays County ESD said they discovered gun powder and...
  • Port Neches: Huge blast at Texas chemical plant

    11/27/2019 7:13:21 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    bbc ^ | 11/27/2019
    Three employees have been injured and all staff are accounted for, plant owner TPC Group confirmed. The blast, at 01:00 local time (07:00 GMT) on Wednesday, was felt 30 miles (48km) away. A mandatory evacuation zone is in place for everyone within half a mile of the site. TPC Group said in a statement that it has activated its emergency response plan and requested assistance from Port Neches Fire Department. Port Neches residents told local news outlet KDFM that windows had blown out miles away from the plant.
  • Putin Reveals Zircon Mach 9 Missile Specification

    02/22/2019 6:38:48 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    AIN online ^ | February 22, 2019 | Vladimir Karnozov
    Could this be a forerunner of Zircon? This model of an experimental hypersonic missile was displayed in 2016 by TsIAM. (Photo: Vladimir Karnozov) While addressing the Russian Federal Assembly on February 20, Russian President Vladimir Putin touched on the Zircon, describing it as “a hypersonic missile able to accelerate to about Mach 9.” The Russian president said this is “yet another innovation, work on which proceeds successfully and shall be completed on schedule.” It has a firing range of “over one thousand kilometers” (540 nm) and “is able to destroy both sea-going and land targets,” he added. Notably, Putin’s figures...
  • Russia’s Nuclear Monitors ‘Went Silent’ Following Rocket Explosion

    08/19/2019 5:23:04 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 29 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Aug 2019
    Two of Russia’s nuclear radiation monitoring stations went silent two days after a mysterious explosion that led to a radiation spike in northern Russia earlier this month. Russian officials say at least five nuclear engineers were killed during a rocket test involving “isotope power sources” on a platform in the White Sea, leading to outside speculation that the accident involved a nuclear-powered cruise missile. Four international stations designed to monitor nuclear activity had detected “an event coinciding with the [Aug. 8] explosion in Nyonoksa, Russia,” the world’s main nuclear test-ban body said on Aug. 10. The Dubna and Kirov stations...
  • President Putin says five men killed in huge explosion ... of weapon (Trunc)

    11/21/2019 9:07:26 PM PST · by Enterprise · 38 replies
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 21 November 2019 | Ryan Fahey
    Full Title: President Putin says five men killed in huge explosion in northern Russia that caused sudden radiation spike died trying to create a weapon that ‘has no equal in the world’ Russian President Vladimir Putin has told widows of the five scientists who died in a nuclear explosion earlier this year that their husbands were working on 'the most advanced and unmatched technical' weaponry. Putin's comments came during a ceremony of state decorations at the Kremlin today where he awarded the deceased employees of Russia's state nuclear company with the Order of Courage, posthumously.
  • Iowa woman killed by explosion at gender reveal

    10/28/2019 11:02:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    msn ^ | Sarah Kackson
    The Marion County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call at around 4 p.m. on Saturday reporting that a woman, 56, had been seriously injured in an explosion in rural Knoxville, Iowa, according to a press release from the sheriff's office. The woman, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead on the scene. An investigation concluded that a genderreveal announcement created an explosion, from which a flying piece of debris struck the woman. 2018, another gender reveal party went horribly wrong ...The incident was later determined to be the cause of the Sawmill Fire, which burned nearly 47,000 acres...