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Earthquake Damages Iran’s Bushehr Nuclear Facility

It couldn’t happen to a more deserving country. Iran sits on seismic faults and experiences an earthquake almost every day. This time, tremors damaged the Bushehr nuke site. Iran, of course, denies it.
Russsian built Bushehr I nuclear plant.

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One or more earthquakes have damaged Iran’s Bushehr nuclear facility, causing cracks several yards long, according to an Associated Press report based on information picked up by several countries monitoring Iran’s nuclear program.

Diplomats told the Associated Press that at least one concrete section of the facility sustained long cracks but not in the vicinity of the reactor core. However, other damage cannot be ruled out since the information that was available was very limited.

The earthquakes occurred in April.

The Bushehr plant began operation 19 months ago but has been plagued by technical problems.

The International Atomic Energy Agency reported in February and May that Iran had informed that the site was shut down temporarily, without any explanations. One of the quakes was registered at 7.7 on the Richter scale, and Iran claims the Bushehr site can withstand a quake of 8.0 on the scale.

Damage to the nuclear reactor could cause a massive catastrophe not only in Iran but also in nearby Kuwait and other Arab countries.

Tehran maintained several weeks ago that the quakes did not damage the Bushehr plant, but government reports are totally unreliable.

Iran is located on massive areas of seismic fault lines and experiences an earthquake of various magnitudes almost every day.

Iran has not signed the nuclear safety convention, precluding any authority for the IAEA to inspect its nuclear sites for safety.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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10 Responses to “Earthquake Damages Iran’s Bushehr Nuclear Facility”

  1. Asher Abrams says:

    It’s the Mossad!

  2. Can't blame the Jews… that's tantamount to admitting that God is on our side.

  3. Ester-Sarah Zarabi says:

    Never doubt it for a second. He is always on the side of His Children He Loves! <3 and We Love Him with all of our heart and soul! .<3 forever!

  4. Samuel Ramos says:

    In the immortal words of "Forest Gump": Stupid is as stupid does!"

  5. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    Sure you can Mark. Mossad trained gophers! Jews from hell tunneling up from Islamist heaven to undermine the foundations! Global Zionist conspiracy sold the Ayatollahs inferior concrete!

    Sure you can

  6. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    The ayatollahs have identified the culprit behind the "earthquake" and are already preparing their next "we will wipe the Jews off the face of the Earth" and send helen thomas and kerry to go whine to the UN because the Jews are being mean to them.

    The REAL culprit! Mossad trained, ayatollah friendly, awaiting the Obama seal of approval.

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