Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Unconfirmed Reports Of A Nuclear Incident In The Iranian City Of Isfahan

Nuclear power: A uranium processing facility at the Isfahan nuclear site is seen here in March 2005. Daily Mail

Iran To Citizens: Flee Isfahan -- Washington Free Beacon

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.

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My Comment: It appears that something is happening in the Iranian city of Isfahan. Why is this news important .... Isfahan is the place where Iran`s nuclear program conducts it`s nuclear enrichment process. It is also the place where there have been numerous reports and speculation in the past of sabotage and bomb attacks occurring at the facility. Rumors of nuclear leaks are also nothing new .... just last month Iranian officials were denying reports that there was a leak at the plant, allaying local fears that radiation was being released. Then again .... it could because of air pollution .... apparently a chronic problem in the region.

Until the Iranian government is more forthcoming on what is happening at Isfahan (which I doubt), we will have wait and hear what the locals are saying through social media and to their relatives outside of the country.

Update: Iran's key nuclear sites -- BBC


Unknown said...

Alert in Iran by high levels of pollution

Tehran - Authorities in the Iranian city of Isfahan, a million and a half inhabitants, said that pollution has reached alarming levels.
As a precaution schools were closed and residents were advised not to leave their homes unless absolutely necessary.

The nation's capital, Tehran, is also recorded high levels of pollution.

War News Updates Editor said...

Thank you Tom for your feedback. I concur .... it is probably pollution .... correction .... I hope it is just pollution.

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