Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Another Chernobyl?

The Telegraph [1/18/11] has an article by Con Coughlin on the worries of the Russians about possible breakdown of the nuclear processing plants owing to the effect of the Stuxnet virus that is supposed to have slowed down Iran's production of a nuclear weapon. The headline, "Russia warns of ‘Iranian Chernobyl'," is reason to wonder. Nuclear fallout from the Bushehr computer system, located on the Gulf, could shut down the oil tanker traffic -- and thus create another disaster for the energy-consuming industrial world.
[Click on the title for a link to the whole article.]
Stuxnet virus attack: Russia warns of ‘Iranian Chernobyl'
By Con Coughlin 5:23PM GMT 16 Jan 2011

Russian nuclear officials have warned of another Chernobyl-style nuclear disaster at Iran's controversial Bushehr reactor because of the damage caused by the Stuxnet virus, according to the latest Western intelligence reports.

Russian nuclear scientists have raised serious concerns about the extensive damage caused to Bushehr's computer systems by the mysterious Stuxnet virus

Russian nuclear scientists are providing technical assistance to Iran's attempts activate the country's first nuclear power plant at the Gulf port. ... [more]

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