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Factory Explosion Kills 7 in Iran
Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/12/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Posted on 12/12/2011 4:10:06 AM PST by Eleutheria5

Seven people, including foreign nationals, were killed, and more than a dozen wounded in another blast in Iran, this time at a steel plant. It is not known if the factory has any connection with Iran’s nuclear facilities.

The explosion occurred Monday evening in the city of Yazd and comes after two previous blasts in the area of nuclear facilities. Yazd is located approximately 175 miles southeast of Isfahan, where an explosion severely damaged a uranium enrichment facility last month.

Iranian stage television reported that five people were found dead on the scene at the steel plant and that another two died after being rushed to hospitals.

The official reason for the explosion was the presence of water in steel furnaces.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: explosion; factory; iran; sevendead; yazd
It is, of course, possible, that some yoyo left water in the steel furnace, but let's let them worry about the alternative.
1 posted on 12/12/2011 4:10:13 AM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

I love it when things in iran that are not supposed to go boom... go BOOM!

LLS


2 posted on 12/12/2011 4:20:22 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Eleutheria5
It is not known if the factory has any connection with Iran’s nuclear facilities.

I would be surprised if it wasn't connected in some way. Why else were foreign nationals on site?

3 posted on 12/12/2011 4:24:53 AM PST by SoJoCo
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To: MississippiMan; ctdonath2; LibertyRocks; GonzoGOP; b4its2late; bert; maquiladora; hennie pennie; ...

ping


4 posted on 12/12/2011 4:25:06 AM PST by jhpigott (North Korea - The land of lousy options)
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To: jhpigott
Seven people, including foreign nationals,

N. Koreans or Russians?

5 posted on 12/12/2011 4:30:01 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Now if only Saad A’bad, the Iranian Parliament and certain major mosks would spontaneously explode...we might have some good video out of the deal.


6 posted on 12/12/2011 4:30:18 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

It’s the Mossad just doing what they do best.


7 posted on 12/12/2011 4:31:25 AM PST by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: panaxanax

Amish?


8 posted on 12/12/2011 4:32:34 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: Eleutheria5

Cue Sargeant Schultz voice...”there’s a lot of that going arrround now days”


9 posted on 12/12/2011 4:35:05 AM PST by mitch5501 (My guitar wants to kill your momma!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

I’ll buy a Blu Ray of that!

LLS


11 posted on 12/12/2011 5:26:37 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: panaxanax

I would bet that you are correct.

LLS


12 posted on 12/12/2011 5:28:00 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Eleutheria5

Natural gas leak.


13 posted on 12/12/2011 5:46:38 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Eleutheria5

Iran may not yet have discovered the importance of ESD devices......

(Electro-Static Discharge devices prevent the build up of static electricity from creating SPARKS)


14 posted on 12/12/2011 5:47:46 AM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: LibLieSlayer

“I love it when things in iran that are not supposed to go boom... go BOOM!”

I wonder if they got the new prayer mats we sent?


15 posted on 12/12/2011 5:57:10 AM PST by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: listenhillary

Launcher factory? Or were they making shell casings?

What nuke components would be made in a steel factory?


16 posted on 12/12/2011 6:19:56 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (To fix government, we need a rocket scientist. Oh, wait we have one!)
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To: F15Eagle
After Mumbai I might add Pakistani ISI

Not enough gratuitous violence and killing for ISI. These are as surgical as you can be when using C4 for a scalpel. The facilities are taken out, thoroughly and completely, and nothing else. That kind of concern for collateral damage is a Western thing. Also not one of the attackers has to our knowledge been captured or even identified.

ISI likes bloodbaths. It is what they do best and is usually their first choice of tactics. And usually the ground after the attack is littered with not only the victims but their suicide operatives.

The main reason I exclude the CIA is that the raids have been pulled off flawlessly. The bunglers from Langley might be able to pull off one operation like this by dumb luck, but three in a row without turning over some super secret tech or getting a bunch of their guys killed, no way.


17 posted on 12/12/2011 6:32:29 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
What nuke components would be made in a steel factory?

Reactor parts. If you want to build a Plutonium bomb you need a breeder reactor to produce the feed stock. And theirs suffered damage due to STUXNET. So they might have been casting high tolerance valves or rolling replacement pipes for the ones trashed when their controls went haywire. That stuff all has to be super tight tolerances and stainless steel. There aren't that many mills that can produce nuke grade parts, at least not if you want to avoid a Chernobyl situation.
18 posted on 12/12/2011 6:37:38 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Eleutheria5

They blowed up real good.


19 posted on 12/12/2011 6:38:29 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Delivery systems?


20 posted on 12/12/2011 6:40:03 AM PST by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: listenhillary

:-)

LLS


21 posted on 12/12/2011 6:42:30 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Oh...this makes me so sad.


22 posted on 12/12/2011 6:52:21 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: dfwgator
They blowed up real good.

Iran's ministers for industry and advanced technology were unavailable for comment.
23 posted on 12/12/2011 7:32:59 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Eleutheria5

It does happen...there used to be a great video on YouTube of a charge of scrap steel (that had snow and ice in it from outside storage) being dropped into an electric furnace. The frozen stuff flashed into live steam and exploded very nicely, with lots of molten steel droplets flying, before the charge finished hitting the furnace floor.

Quite a show...but not enough to kill seven people (unless they didn’t have the sense to get off the mill floor during the charge).


24 posted on 12/12/2011 7:40:00 AM PST by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: hal ogen

:-)

LLS


25 posted on 12/12/2011 8:36:49 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: blueunicorn6; All

Wasn’t me...


26 posted on 12/12/2011 10:19:32 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Centrifuge tubes used in the uranium enrichment process are made of maraging steel.

Not sure if that’s what kind of alloy this plant made, though.


29 posted on 12/12/2011 8:59:40 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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