Earthquake near Iran nuke plant raises questions of safety

Ethel C. Fenig
Hmmmm.   According to this Reuters' report at least 30 people were killed and hundreds more injured as a powerful earthquake hit Iran not far from its Bushehr nuclear power station.   What?  Earthquake prone Iran had a nuclear power station near a region known for earthquakes?  Uhm, isn't that dangerous?  Well no, reassure the Iranians and the Russians who built the station. Abdulkarim Jomeiri, a member of parliament for Bushehr, told IRNA that "the distance between the earthquake focal point and the Bushehr nuclear power plant was about 80 km and, on the basis of the latest information, there has been no damage to the power plant." The Russian company that built the nuclear power station, 18 km (11 miles) south of Bushehr, said the plant was unaffected. "The earthquake in no way affected the normal situation at the reactor. Personnel continue to work in the normal regime and radiation levels are fully within the norm," Russian state news agency RIA...(Read Full Post)

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