TV: Nuclear facilities near where meteor fragments landed in Russia — Radiation testing to continue throughout day — Location of third worst nuke accident ever (VIDEO)

Published: February 15th, 2013 at 3:22 am ET
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Source: Russia Today News
Date: February 14, 2013

Transcript at 3:30 in

Host: What else do they say regarding mobile phone communications and radiation levels at the moment? [...]

Reporter: This is the zinc plant I was talking about. You will see in just a second that there’s a humungous hole in the middle of that building.

This is another thing we should keep in mind is that Chelyabinsk has been a closed region for a very long time. During the soviet era, it was essentially the center of the nuclear research. Top secret facilities are all over the place there. There is one nuclear storage facility called Mayak*.

A lot of people are saying this is really in the best graces that none of the asteroids, and there were at least 5 fragments of the asteroid, that it’s really fortunate that none of the asteroid had landed into that facility. Because that obviously, we would be talking about nuclear disaster there.

Again the minister of emergencies is saying all nuclear facilities in the region are working top notch, nothing out of the extraordinary happening there.

*Wikipedia: The Kyshtym disaster was a radiation contamination incident that occurred on 29 September 1957 at Mayak [Chelyabinsk-40], a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in the Soviet Union. It measured as a Level 6 disaster on the International Nuclear Event Scale, making it the third most serious nuclear accident ever recorded (after the Chernobyl disaster, and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, both Level 7 on the INES).

AFP: The Chelyabinsk region is Russia’s industrial heartland, filled with smoke-chugging factories and other huge facilities that include a nuclear power plant and the massive Mayak atomic waste storage and treatment centre.[...] “All Rosatom enterprises located in the Urals region — including the Mayak complex — are working as normal,” an unnamed Rosatom spokesman told Interfax.

Update from RT: “Officials did do preliminary testing of radiation levels in the area. They say that that is ok. But of course tests are going to continue throughout the day. [...] Radiation levels are ok at the moment but of course we’ll have to bring you up to date as the developments come in.”

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39 comments to TV: Nuclear facilities near where meteor fragments landed in Russia — Radiation testing to continue throughout day — Location of third worst nuke accident ever (VIDEO)

  • razzz razzz

    RT site has live updates with pictures as they come available, what a mess.

    http://rt.com/news/russia-meteor-meteorite-asteroid-chelyabinsk-291/


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  • razzz razzz

    8:10 GMT: Oleg Malkov, an aerospace scientist at Moscow State University, told Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper that the meteorite went undetected by space scanners, likely because it was coming from the direction of the Sun. "We can only register stones coming from the direction of the night sky," he explained. Malkov confirmed that the meteor shower in the Urals was not connected to the 2012DA14 asteroid that will approach Earth in a few hours.

    From the RT site.


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  • razzz razzz

    9:07 GMT: "The object could be about a meter in diameter and weigh a few tons,” said Valeriy Shuvalov of the Institute of Geosphere Dynamics. “As it entered the atmosphere, it broke into a cloud of pieces that flew on, creating a blast wave and emitting light. That's where the flashes came from, as well as broken windows. Most of the object’s material evaporated, the remaining pieces slowed down and fell. It was most likely of iron nature as it penetrated so far through the atmosphere. However, we still don't have the exact data on the debris."

    ­8:56 GMT: The Chelyabinsk regional governor reported that an emergency team discovered that a meteorite fell into a lake near the town of Chebarkul.

    8:49 GMT: The number of people requesting medical assistance has risen to 500.

    From the RT site


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  • It could not have been predicted

    No immediate harm

    The criminals that be will always lie to the herd, the thing they fear most is losing control over the herd, and thus their power and privilege


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  • razzz razzz

    The Russian army has joined the rescue operation. Army units are searching for meteorite debris in several places, including an area near a military base next to Chebarkul Lake, west of Chelyabinsk. Another search area is 80 kilometers further to the northwest, near the town of Kusa.

    Military units are also searching for possible debris in the neighboring Tyumen region.

    Radiation, chemical and biological protection units have been put on high alert. Since the explosion occurred several kilometers above the Earth, a large ground area must be thoroughly checked for radiation and other threats.

    At least one piece of the fallen object caused damage on the ground in Chelyabinsk. According to preliminary reports, it crashed into a wall near a zinc factory, disrupting the city's Internet and mobile service.

    The Emergency Ministry reported that 20,000 rescue workers are operating in the region. Three aircraft were deployed to survey the area and locate other possible impact locations.

    From the RT site


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  • or-well

    By space rock earth takes a hit,
    another cruise turns into shit,
    manhunt over, subject burnt to a crisp,
    "bladerunner" athlete shoots from the hip,
    BAU politics, picking at nits,
    lots of bananas for the chimps,
    not much attention to nuclear pimps.


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  • This research from UCLA. What happened in Russia last night hasn't happened for 100 years on earth. And we have not noticed a close flyby of a 15 story building by 15 story wide cube, ever before.

    So is this a coincidence? Well the big asteroid (now call it a meteorite since it hit) odds are 1 day in 100 years or 36500 to 1, or .0027%.

    They think that big object get kind of close every 40 years, but some say every 1120 years, lets use 40.

    So that is one in 14600 odds, or .0068% chance on any given day.

    The odds of both happening on the same day is .0027% * .0068% = .000018%, or about 5.55 million to 1 odds. Hmmm

    It is obvious, the powers that be will do anything to not scare the sheeple.

    There should have been warnings, not "don't worry". Stay near home, have your emergency supplies prepared.

    These warnings extend into tomorrow and the next day, eyes open, no fear.

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2013/02/debris-field-in-front-of-asteroids.html


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  • kintaman kintaman

    Just imagine if that had landed in Japan on any one of the 50+ nuclear reactors. I am sure they would have been fully able to keep things safe and truthfully inform the people about the hazards. Right?


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  • lam335 lam335

    I'm just glad this thing didn't crash into the precarious structures at Chernobyl. Those things apparently can't even withstand a lot of snow. THAT would have been a nuclear disaster.


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    • Sickputer

      Re: meteor hitting Chernobyl NPP

      SP: The site definitely has some radiation left to impart to the world, but a lot has already spread to the winds (like Fukushima NPP).

      Far worse would be a direct hit at the two remaining largest nuclear power sites: Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant and the Bruce NPP in Ontario. Bruce is the world's largest now currently operating since Kashiwazaki-Kariwa has been out of service since the 311 disaster.


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      • Anthony Anthony

        Man has demonstrated poor risk management in his endeavors. The planet presents endless numbers of vulnerabilities. When I was a kid I never thought the world would turn out anything but exciting. I liked it just as I found it and thought Nature was perfect. If there is any kind of big power out with this rock coning past, we will move into the real nuclear nightmare. With even a little pretend hindsight, it seems clearly not worth it looking at it all today.


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  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    News coverage about this showed a picture of a huge hole in ice, around 40? feet across in the center of a lake…

    lots of flying glass injuries, hospitals emergency rooms full..


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  • markww markww

    VIDEO METEOR CRASH RUSSIA meteor hit Russia and has a burning crater http://t.co/00EBFAI

    Mark


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  • Russian nuclear officials report their sites unaffected by Chelyabinsk near-miss meteorite shower

    The spokesman, who asked that his name not be used, added that “asteroids and meteorites are contingencies that are so rare they aren’t really planned for in terms of security measures.”

    "….Local NGOs are lobbying for the entire river to be covered by a cement sarcophagus, a la Chernobyl’s exploded reactor No 4. :)

    Other radioactive waste and spent nuclear storage sites that are speckled throughout the region could also have posed a danger."

    nuclear-news.net/2013/02/15/russian-nuclear-officials-report-their-sites-unaffected-by-chelyabinsk-near-miss-meteorite-shower/


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  • Thing is…? The thing crashed on the most radioactively contaminated grounds in the USSR… The area was closed by military until 97.


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    • I was also thinking about that.

      Wonder if any 'dust' particles became airborne, if you get my drift?


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      • The Kyshtym disaster was a radiation contamination incident that occurred on 29 September 1957 at Mayak [Chelyabinsk-40], a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in the Soviet Union. It measured as a Level 6 disaster on the International Nuclear Event Scale, making it the third most serious nuclear accident ever recorded (after the Chernobyl disaster, and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, both Level 7 on the INES).

        AFP: The Chelyabinsk region is Russia’s industrial heartland, filled with smoke-chugging factories and other huge facilities that include a nuclear power plant and the massive Mayak atomic waste storage and treatment centre.[...] “All Rosatom enterprises located in the Urals region — including the Mayak complex — are working as normal,” an unnamed Rosatom spokesman told Interfax.

        Update from RT: “Officials did do preliminary testing of radiation levels in the area. They say that that is ok. But of course tests are going to continue throughout the day. [...] Radiation levels are ok at the moment but of course we’ll have to bring you up to date as the developments come in.”


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      • Johnny Blade

        @ChasAha; I was wondering the same thing!!(?)~Someone posted a video of a trio of NPP cooling towers being demolished with explosives and the cameramen and demolition crew wasn't even wearing paper masks or protective gear when the "dust" cloud engulfed them and spread out across the landscape with much of it catching a ride on air currents to be transported "?" with unknown impacts on the land & inhabitants locally & downwind of the otherwise "pleasant" image of the foul structure coming down & signalling what I hope is the beginning of an era of "hope" for the region to begin the long processes human decontamination operations and Mother Nature's own mechanisms for "cleansing & remediation" that "might" make it a place where those "in the know" would build their homes and allow their own children to play again??!!(decades,centuries or eon's from now??!) The best things I've heard lately that hold promise are the financial news reports that imply investors and CEO's are "putting the brakes" on nuclear expansion plans and that is good news since having ALL of the world's money is more important to the morons than being alive to spend it!!(?)…sigh..another "interesting" week almost over,but a LOT of developments worth keeping an eye on as we head into a 3-day weekend?!! GOOD LUCK! and while it might not make one a "fashion plate"-wearing a "hard hat" today might not be a bad idea??!!lol ~ :| ~**


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        • lam335 lam335

          re: "Someone posted a video of a trio of NPP cooling towers being demolished with explosives and the cameramen and demolition crew wasn't even wearing paper masks or protective gear when the "dust" cloud engulfed them and spread out across the landscape with much of it catching a ride on air currents to be transported "?" with unknown impacts on the land & inhabitants locally & downwind of the otherwise "pleasant" image of the foul structure coming down & signalling what I hope is the beginning of an era of "hope" for the region to begin the long processes human decontamination operations and Mother Nature's own mechanisms for "cleansing & remediation" that "might" make it a place where those "in the know" would build their homes and allow their own children to play again??!!(decades,centuries or eon's from now??!)"

          Wow! I think that's the longest single sentence I've ever seen on a post here. Takes your breath away … literally.


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          • Johnny Blade

            LOL!err,Thanks!(??)~and that was while I was having a bad day doing the Thorazine Shuffle! :) ~you should see me go when I don't have a nearly 1/2 inch hole drilled through my leg with a copper-jacketed "mini-meteorite" less than 3 weeks prior to these rambling posts that wind me just from typing it all in one never-ending novel,much less if I were to present my heated thoughts regarding all things nuclear by spoken word!!(?) Seriously speaking though,nuke crap always gets me wound up and rough on the keyboard and I got used to cramming everything into one sentence posts because of the ENE word/character limit,lol-and I guess by now it's no secret that I'm never short on words and likely thought of as quite a character depending on who you talk to!!(?) lol- :) -hopefully it aggravates the nukesters more than my ENEWSER peoples here?!,in which case I did sumthin' right today!~ :) ~ A few things happened recently that held a bit of promise(?)-abruptly followed by a slough of natural disasters,new damages visible at Fuku-D tonight and a possible EQ doing even more to disrupt what they're trying to do but meeting with little success under even the best of conditions & "Space Invaders",Chernobyl roof collapses,Hanford emptying the bowels of 50 yr. old crusty tanks of the foulest,concentrated HAZMAT bile possible,etc.,etc. and so the list,and I goes on & on!*LOL* :| *…….~HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND~(as often as possible while you can!)~ :) ~** tyme2krash **


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    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      This is a great documentary if anyone has the English version please post. Anyway about 25:00 in this shows how contaminated Mayak is and will be for many moons.http://youtu.be/4Dnhds7Qlik


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  • Johnny Blade

    "Asteroids and meteorites are contingencies so rare they aren't really prepared for in terms of security measures"(?)!!~Sounds like one of the same lines of BS I remember hearing almost word for word as the 1st reports of complete loss of primary,secondary and backup power following an "unprecedented and unexpected M9.0 EQ & Tsunami hitting a place called Fukushima Daiichi NPP in Japan not too long ago!!(?) RSOE-EDIS website had reports of this facility being hit and having a 6500 SF section of the roof taken out by a meteorite hit early this morning but didn't say a damned thing about it being a nuke facility,but I had a "light bulb" in what's left of my brain that made an association with nuclear fuel since I've heard "Zinc" mentioned a LOT over the past 2 years during descriptions of nuclear fuel assemblies and their construction!(?)~And "heavy snow" causing 600 SF of Chernobyl's roof collapsing the day before these "space invaders" began "walking in" like 120 millimeter mortar artillery rounds across the Russian landscape and can't help but wonder if the "Supreme Being" isn't pissed off at the naked nuclear simian's and is "throwing rocks" at the flimsy,"unprepared" & highly susceptible nuke facilities as yet another of MANY "hints" that a small sector of greedy industrial entities and haughty scientists have gotten the attention of The Creator-which I say not to drag religion into the issue but to suggest mankind is NOT the "Master of the…


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    • Johnny Blade

      cont'd~"Universe"!! Lotsa crazy stuff happening these days and I wish everyone GOOD LUCK!!~We may need some (good)"luck" to get through "whatever" is screaming towards nuke plants,etc. from space and even less rare "impacts" of incompetence that plagues the nuclear industry and every facet of operations from fuel production to electricity generation and ANY "close calls" that don't actually cause more radiation releases to occur might be a good thing since it implies that TPTB and nuke operators CANNOT make good on their statements and lies regarding the continued safe operation of these aging,fragile & fatally flawed facilities and MAYBE this unexpected barrage of space rocks will help to drive that point home to those unable or unwilling to grasp the reality of the un-neccessary danger and risks associated with their foul product lines and just NOT WORTH THE HARM THEY CAUSE for the sake of cheaper(?) electricity and more profits for TPTB!!!(??) At least I hope that's how it plays out??!! TAKE CARE ALL!! ~ :( ~**


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  • Chelyabinsk – Russian LibDem leader says it's new US weapon… we throwing rocks at them from space… good gods… that's all we need!

    Fruit is ripe!


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    • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

      Actuallly, we saw some kids with a sling shot contraption throwing that fireball over to Russia from out near Minnesota… They got scared and took it apart after they saw what happened on tv.

      They need to patent that thing..


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  • We Not They Finally

    What do people THINK that "It's o.k., we're just testing further" means? It means that whatever readings they obtain, is unlikely to be released anyway. We hope that ENE News continues to cover this.


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