Iran nuclear reactor in earthquake zone mean catastrophic radiation leak

Iran nuclear reactor in earthquake zone mean catastrophic radiation leak

Jalīb aš Šuyūẖ : Kuwait | Sep 14, 2010 at 11:20 PM PDT
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The recently opened Bushehr nuclear reactor is in an earthquake zone and could mean catastrophic radiation leak consequences in the event of a major earthquake a Kuwaiti geologist has warned. According to the Kuwait daily times the nuclear reactor is 276 km from the gulf across Kuwait and the northwesterly winds are predominant in the region and this puts Kuwait at serious risk.

According to Dr. Jasem Ai Awadi Professor of Geology and Environment at Kuwaiti University “The ominous results will be similar to that of the Chernobyl disaster for the whole region”. Al Awadi said the seismological center has detected daily seismic activity in the coastal area of western Iran bordering Gulf. “This is caused by this site being the meeting point of three continental plates- Arabian, African and Eurasian plates”. He wondered whether International Atomic Energy Agency standards were followed.

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swarnam is based in Sharjah, aš-Šāriqah, United Arab Emirates, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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