EMP Strike on Plant Will Shut it Down for Years - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ovadiah ben Avraham
    • 17.08.10 | 15:46 (IDT)

    Since the plant is the focus node of a fanout of electrical high-tension wires and towers, an EMP strike will surge lightning-like currents down the wires and throughout the plant destroying the generator-turbines and all reactor control electronics. It would takes years to rebuild. In the mean time, the containment dome is a nice secure place for Iran to store the Russian fuel rods it can't make use of -- no radiation issues at all. Conventional-explosives-pumped EMP bombs will do it nicely.

    from the article: Ex-U.S. diplomat: Israel unlikely to strike Iran nuclear plant
    First published 14:29 17.08.10 | Last updated 14:29 17.08.10
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