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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.

Tehran went to great lengths in December to deny these reports, tellingstate-run media outlets that “the rumors about leaking and contamination at Isfahan’s [Uranium Conversion Facility] are not true at all.”

November reports indicated that a radioactive leak might have poisoned several workers at the nuclear plant, which converts highly toxic yellowcake uranium into material that could be used in the core of a nuclear weapon.

The head of Iran’s emergency services agency said at the time that residents have no reason to worry about possible contamination resulting from a possible leak.

Stories about the potential leak soon disappeared from state-run news websites, Trend reported in late November.

Iranian officials denied that a leak has occurred and blamed Western media outlets for creating “tumult” in the region.

Wednesday’s evacuation order is now fueling concerns that Iranian officials are trying to hide something, including further fallout from a possible radioactive leak.


h/t  Melody


  1. I Luv Bacon

    January 3rd, 2013

    Fly the CLOTUS back over to get us the real story.

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  2. Poonces

    January 3rd, 2013

    Run camel RUN…..

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  3. imtorqued

    January 3rd, 2013

    Oh please, like they give a fuck about anybody.

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  4. Dr. Tar

    January 3rd, 2013

    I guess that nuclear genie isn’t quite as friendly as Major Nelson’s variety.


    Note to the nations of the world. Don’t buy any milk or produce from Iran for the next 24,100 years (platonium half life) to 708.3 million years (half life for uranium).

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  5. Claudia

    January 3rd, 2013

    Hummm, I wonder how it happened. Incompetence or infiltration?

    Let’s pray that the Mossad involved is/are ok.

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  6. SarcastaBalls

    January 3rd, 2013

    The new 2013 Iranian Terrorist Detection System just went online AND is ECO Compliant like the new lightbulbs and Volt cars!

    Look for the special glow when in a crowd!

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  7. Tim

    January 3rd, 2013

    I doubt incompetence. The Iranians have been studying Nuclear Engineering at the University of Maryland (same place Annapolis sends their grad students) for, at least, the past 30 years.

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  8. Rage against the ObamaRegime

    January 3rd, 2013

    Obama, call your office.

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  9. Rage against the ObamaRegime

    January 3rd, 2013

    Shitheads nuked theirself. Funny.

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