Tens Dead, Hundreds Injured As 6.1 Earthquake Hits Near Iran’s Nuclear Power Plant
by Tyler Durden
A few hours ago, a major 6.1 magnitude quake struck in Iran once again, some 100 km away from Bushehr – location of Iran’s only nuclear power plant. According to subsequent reports, at least 30 people have been killed and nearly 600 injured, although at least for now the official version is that the power plan was undamaged. From Al Jazeera: “Fereydoon Hasanvand, governor of Bushehr, said the nuclear plant was undamaged by Tuesday’s earthquake. “No damage at all has been caused” to the plant, he told state television. The Russian company that built the nuclear-power station, 18km south of Bushehr, said the quake had been felt there but that operations at the plant were not affected. “The earthquake in no way affected the normal situation at the reactor.”
Of course, as TEPCO and Japan so vividly and glowingly in the dark demonstrated, when it comes to nuclear power plants, the last thing to be released, long after the alpha, beta and gamma rays, is the truth. We doubt this time would be any different.