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China Quake jolts key Atomic Sites Region

-Posted by D. Worth (US) | for- M. Barbay (France)

While the pompous Iranian regime insists on "red-Lines" we can't cross...
Nuclear ambiguity has NO place in the community, as Greater powers view FULL - (not partial) IAEA- rules and cooperations, as are essential to neighborhood safety... Teams of Int'l Scientists gather to unravel a host of the 'unknown' amidst China's pre-disclosure reactors...

China on alert for nuclear accidents after quake
In the days of a reclusive China, Nuclear development was secretive...
The concern when construction codes were less strict, when those sites were built; remain community concern toward possible water contamination.

Matthew Bunn, a senior researcher at Harvard University's Project on Managing the Atom, said the risk of radioactive leaks depended mostly on how the facilities were designed...Read more
Details of which are known only by the Chinese government.

French nuclear watchdog: Light damage to
old Chinese nuclear facilities but no leaks

China has a research reactor, two nuclear fuel production sites and two atomic weapons sites in Sichuan province, where the quake struck, the French agency said. All were 40 to 90 miles from the epicenter.
French authorities do not yet have a full picture of any possible damage at the nuclear weapons sites, where information is more closely guarded, Charles said. Story
Damage would Disrupt China's Warhead Maintenance Capabilities Story.
Hans Kristensen, a nuclear arms expert at the Federation of American Scientists, said the Guangyuan reactor is "at the center of China's fissile material production" and damage "would disrupt China's warhead maintenance capabilities.

Phones calls to China's Ministry of Environmental Protection and its Nuclear and Radiation Safety Center went unanswered Saturday. A man who answered the phone at the ministry's Nuclear Safety Department said he had no information. Where are they targeted? Read more.
Satellite images studied by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) have revealed launch sites for medium range ballistic missiles in and west of Delingha in north central China.
Scientists identified earthquake faults in Sichuan, China

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