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Head of Iran's Passive Defense Organization, Brigadier General Gholam-Reza Jalali said Sunday that the Islamic Republic planned to hold a massive "cyber security maneuver" to increase readiness against possible cyber attacks on the country, the satellite Press TV reported.
Jalali said the maneuver was meant to assess the readiness of Iranian organizations and departments to prevent future cyber intrusions, said the report.
Jalali did not elaborate on the details of the cyber maneuver.
Iran's Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi announced last October that Iran detected and thwarted the virus that aimed at infecting the country's nuclear plant system.
Iran said that the computer worm, Stuxnet, infected 30,000 IP addresses in the country, including the personal computers of the staff at the Bushehr nuclear power plant.
Iran said that Israel and the conglomerate Siemens were behind the infection of Iranian industrial sites.
Earlier this month, Iranian lawmaker Avaz Heidarpour said the country's security and intelligence bodies had "very strong capabilities" to counter Israeli cyber attacks.
If the United States and Israel seek to draw up a new plan to wage cyber attacks, Iran's security and intelligence bodies will immediately adopt an "appropriate and precise" stance, he said.
Fisheries activist Alexandra Morton with the Raincoast Research Society says she supports the testing, but calls the announcement a political move. Morton says millions of sockeye have started returning to the Fraser River and the fishing season is already well underway.
Salmon are a particular concern to Morton and others because their wide-ranging migration patterns can take them right across the Pacific Ocean to the coast of Japan.
"If they were actually concerned about the health of people and the fish, they would have started this actually at the beginning of the commercial openings. But to release this two days before the disease hearings at the Cohen inquiry, to me it's a political statement, it's a political effort to appear responsible," she said.
Originally posted by qmantoo
Looks like Iran does not want the same thing to happen to their nuclear plants as may have happened in Japan.
Originally posted by Wertwog
Is there a methane clutter layer 600m down all over the earth?
They are developed mainly in fracture of mud layer, sea floor and shallow subbottom
But as I said before:
Is it possible for...
1. Ionizing radiation to excite plezoactive crystals?
2. The "nitrogenesphere" (whatever that is) to explode?
and on top of that...
3. Canada supplies about 80% of the world's uranium, not Russia.
4. It is NOT NORMAL for reactors to vent afterheat into the sea (legally anyhow).
5. Did anyone see a 1KM blue flame come out of reactor #4? Where is he getting this?
6. What about #3? He doesn't explain this explosion.
7. Did anyone see #2 explode? I sure didn't.
8. I think if America had "lost" 10 reactors we'd know about it so I'm going to be generous and assume he means they were shut down by these fuel problems. However, this assumes American reactors are using MOX. Oh oh,
Also, what about this .5 kilometer diameter tunnel that was created by #1 exploding he talks about? Any evidence at all this happened?
Many of us on this thread have believed the corium was in the bedrock pretty soon after the explosions, and not just from the thermal readings, but from other analysis. You are right that the world has never seen this kind of corium release. We know that there were several neutron beams all over the site so neutron bombardment has occurred at least a few times after to the explosions, if not on an ongoing basis... which leads me too...
Originally posted by Purplechive
Yea!! Someone captured the weird Flashes going on!!
Great Job nuckelchenblogde!! Thank you immensely!!
So I'm not the only one "seeing" things!! After awhile you question your eyesight!!
- Purple Chiveedit on 21-8-2011 by Purplechive because: (no reason given)
I would have said gamma strikes but they are too large and weirdly shaped.They could also be material that has lofted up into the air and floating around. The other possibility which explains their shape a little better would be neutron beams. I've never seen one but I imagine they would give off a bit more light than this.
Part 1 - The whole international press have blackout the worst catastrophe in modern history. So this is a humble reminder of what really is going on in Fukushima and beyond today ! There is a crime against humanity happening right under our nose and all we can hear is a deafening silence. Please spread this video as much as you can ... in the name of humanity ! Thanks !
the Government of Japan indicate that several radionuclides of consequence to human health have been found in the soil, vegetation and in animals, or their products..........No data are yet available on contamination in standing water such as lakes, reservoirs and fish ponds.
The transfer of radionuclides in the environment depends on the particular ecosystem, thus for the most important element, caesium, transfer is higher in the natural environment than in agricultural ecosystems. This is due to the physicochemical behaviour of the soils; in natural systems where there is a lack of nutrients there is no competition between caesium and potassium, leading to higher transfer rates of caesium.
Fruits and fungi present in the forest become contaminated, with very high levels of caesium-137
being found in mushrooms.
The major issue in many of these countries was contamination of food products (milk and meat) from domesticated livestock that had ingested radionuclides that were then introduced into the human food chain. The most common source of this contamination came from ruminants, including wild animals that grazed in natural or semi-natural ecosystems that were minimally managed by man. These were in areas such as mountain pastures, marshlands and tundra.
Animals living in this area were exposed to high levels of radionuclides via food, water and air and
levels in some were many hundreds of times higher than in unaffected populations - many animals that remained in this zone died from radiation induced illnesses. Today, mammals, birds, fish and amphibians show morphological deformities, and genetic disorders. The greatest impact from radioactive contamination was in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, but radionuclides from Chernobyl were carried in the atmosphere into other countries in Europe...Asia....northern Africa.... and North America.
Since radiocaesium remains in the top 10-15 cm of soil in these forest zones where fungal hyphae grow, it is likely that the wild boar meat will continue to be contaminated for the foreseeable future.
in the UK, following the Chernobyl accident in 1986, restrictions were placed on the marketing of sheep on 10,000 farms owing to contamination with caesium-137. Twenty years later those restrictions were still in place on 400 farms and 220,000 sheep were being monitored.
The most salutary lesson learned in the past 25 years has been the need for the regulatory authorities in countries affected by contamination to take a much broader view of the environmental consequences and adopt a more holistic approach in addressing the situation. Thus, the international scientific community has a more fundamental understanding and greater insight into the way in which different ecosystems are affected by nuclear contamination....
"japan's nuclear safety agency says it will now monitor the effects of the strontium on fish and marine life near the plant".
Strontium-90 was widely dispersed in the 1950s and 1960s in fall out from atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons......Strontium-90 is also found in waste from nuclear reactors. It is considered one of the more hazardous constituents of nuclear wastes.
Everyone is exposed to small amounts of strontium-90, since it is widely dispersed in the environment and the food chain... intake...., however, has steadily fallen...... with the suspension of nuclear weapons testing.....The greatest concern would be the exposures from an accident at a nuclear reactor, or an accident involving high-level wastes.
Strontium-90 has a half life of almost 30 years. In 30 years half is gone. In another 30 years half of that is gone. In another 30 years half of that is gone. And on and on until the last is gone. Compared to many radionuclides, this is a quick rate of decay. But they have a saying over at the PF forum concerning half-lives. Half of a big number is still a big number.