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« on: May 07, 2014, 08:45:10 AM »
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2014, 08:46:37 AM »
Via The Hindu:
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An explosion at a machine-oil depot in western Iran caused a roaring blaze that firefighters were able to bring under control only after several hours, local authorities said on Wednesday.

The fire caused widespread damage at the facility in Qazvin city, but there were no fatalities, officials said.

The provincial governor told IRNA news agency that some people were hospitalised for treatment of smoke inhalation.

The area around the facility was evacuated due to the danger of possible further explosions, including from an endangered 18,000-litre storage tank.

There was no information yet about the cause of the explosion.
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2014, 08:48:50 AM »
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2014, 08:51:56 AM »
Well....one thing's for sure.  It wasn't Barry.
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2014, 09:03:00 AM »
How long before Obamao publicly accuses Israel of bombing Iran.

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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2014, 09:03:43 AM »
Well....one thing's for sure.  It wasn't Barry.

Heck, he'll probably send them a check.

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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2014, 09:07:33 AM »
So it either was or wasn't nuclear, and there were or were not casualties. You read it here, folks!  :pondering:
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2014, 11:06:08 AM »
How long before Obamao publicly accuses Israel of bombing Iran.

GOOD question.
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2014, 11:09:37 AM »
If it were a nuke we'd know by now. They have a very distinct profile on seismographs and it's not something you can exactly keep quiet. Far more likely that an armory went up.
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2014, 05:13:45 PM »
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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2014, 11:36:03 PM »
If it was nuclear in origin air samples in the area would prove or disprove that theory. Also, a flash would be detected by one of our space-based nuclear sensors it would prove or disprove that something had happened.
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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2014, 12:22:04 AM »
If it was nuclear in origin air samples in the area would prove or disprove that theory. Also, a flash would be detected by one of our space-based nuclear sensors it would prove or disprove that something had happened.

the seismographics would also indicate nuclear or non-nuclear.

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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2014, 12:35:15 AM »
the seismographics would also indicate nuclear or non-nuclear.

You are correct.There's actually a whole network of 500 seismograph stations around the world. Also, it's possible to "hide" a nuclear blast, for instance by detonating it in a tremendous underground cavity, which decreases the effects on the ground because the blast's energy goes into compressing all that gas in the huge hole. These limitations in the seismograph system make atmospheric testing a necessary component in the detection system.

http://science.howstuffworks.com/nuclear-detection.htm
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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2014, 08:43:17 AM »
Was it a strike against a nuclear enrichment facility?  I think that would be the operative question.
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« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2014, 01:42:47 PM »
Was it a strike against a nuclear enrichment facility?  I think that would be the operative question.

It could be.
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