posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 11:39 AM
reply to post by Alternative4u
From that link...
The engineers immediately shut down the reactor and removed its 163 fuel rods. The bolts which had turned up in the reactor vessel were examined
to find out from which part of the plant they had come loose – from the fuel rods – which would have embarrassed Russia as their supplier - or
some other part of the reactor. The Russian source which revealed the mishap made a point of saying that the bolts were “small external parts,”
indicating that they were not from the rods.
Our intelligence sources in Moscow report that two possible outside causes of the malfunction are under scrutiny by Moscow and Tehran:
1. The bolts were deliberately unscrewed and dropped into the reactor vessel as an act of sabotage;
I don't know about what if anything happened at the plant in Iran, but I can tell you this article from Debka was written by somebody who either
doesn't understand reactor operations or is fabricating nonsense.
The engineers immediately shut down the reactor and removed its 163 fuel rods.
An "immediate shutdown" is called a scram and is usually automatic due to some emergency condition with the reactor.
Operators would rarely initiate such an emergency from the control room to shut the plant down except in the most dire circumstances. They could
however take the plant "off line" and begin a cool down process that then leads to a "cold shutdown state". Like turning off your oven there is
still residual heat that must be removed from the core first. Only then could they open the reactor pressure vessel
and the reactor core
There is nothing "immediate" about removing fuel rods in a planned shutdown or a scram. The rods are thermally as well as radioactively hot and its
non sensical to expect this to occur if they are trying to find "some external parts" that fell in(?) or came loose(?) below and outside the
reactor core vessel
. They wouldn't need to remove the fuel rods to look for external parts "below the fuel rods".
Doesn't make sense the way they portray it.
Are there any other updates beside Debka's?