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Colorado Rocky Mountains – Heavy snow, December 26, 2014 — I hope you all had heartwarming mid-winter gatherings and celebrations. (+ Dec 27, 2014: At the end of this blogpost I add another related hack, reported on LiveLeak)
While I’d prefer to stay in lala land myself, something is not sitting well with me… I sure hope independent researchers all across Europe wake up, ’cause… from my perspective (which is practically “snowed in, so kinda stuck with lots of time on my hands…”) there are actually a few too many oddities about this Zaporizhia nuclear accident to just take the Ukrainian authorities’ word for it. I don’t know… If the below is credible, this is a bombshell hack…
(By the way: This is yet another addition to my Dec. 15, 2014 overview blogpost, !–> “Was there a causal link between the Nov 28 2014 Accident at the Zaporizhye Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine and recent Radiation Spikes in Latvia and Romania?“)
As I mentioned at the end of that blogpost already, I have no idea about the credibility of this, but it seems worthy of inclusion: According to a sensationalistically-edited YouTube video, an alleged “Ukrainian hacker”, calling himself “Cyber Riot Novorossiya“, show leaked [hacked] communications strongly suggesting a cover-up of a nuclear accident, far more serious than was reported in mainstream media. (The bombshell details are further below) The video is so bad, I’m not surprised it’s widely ignored, but if you have a look at the alleged hacked internal communications, it becomes more understandable that the hacker may have been in freak-out mode… I’d say: skip the video, go straight to the documents. I show excerpts of interest below. Scroll down.
[!–> ADDED Jan 7 , 2015 Insert: more sources [h/t http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2015/01/repost-comprehensive-article-about.html who also has a good timeline of ZNPP-related events @ http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2015/01/a-timeline-for-zaporozhia-nuclear.html):
Here are the documents that have been published by the hackers:
- Summary SSES for 24-25.11 (before the accident): http://vk.com/topic-82075992_31516609
- Summary SSES at 25-26.11 (before the accident) : http://vk.com/topic-82075992_31516626
- Summary SSES for 26-27.11 (before the accident): http://vk.com/topic-82075992_31516640
- Summary SSES for 28-29.11 (THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT!!) : http://vk.com/topic-82075992_31516650
- Summary SSES for 30.11-1.12 (2 day after the accident) : http://vk.com/topic-82075992_31516533
- Summary SSES 2-3.12 (4 day after the accident): http://vk.com/topic-82075992_31516555
- Summary SSES 3-4.12 (5 day after the accident) : http://vk.com/topic-82075992_31516587
- Full details can be found here:http://vk.com/yxnet
/End insert. Rest of Blogpost left as-was:]
The video that alerted me of these allegations is titled “Truth about Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant accident: correspondence of the plant’s Director General Tishchenko” [= skip to supposed emails @ t=85: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3P5It2zW8s#t=85] and has been mentioned on the Ulrich Hartmann Blog [in German] and by Doubt Tank / Doubting Steven Blog [English], and probably elsewhere as well. Screenshot from [99% pathetic editing – imo] video:
!–> The original SOURCE of this appears to be the individual or group’s Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/novorossiya.cyber.riot.en?ref=hl and related Twitter account, https://twitter.com/NRCyber_Riot by people describing themselves as, “We are waging information war on the fascist and puppet government of Ukraine. We intend to make public all their darkest secrets. http://vk.com/novorossiya_cyber_riot” –> that last link includes the 3 files from which I quote below, and of which this is a Dec 26, 2014 screenshot:
Note the 3 PC-log_files in the screenshot above. Those are what I checked out.
!!!–> ADDED: A cleaner and even more telling alleged record of the communications has since been shared on Washington’s Blog (Dec. 31, 2014) @ Has the Largest Nuclear Plant In Europe – Located In Ukraine – Suffered a Major Accident?
As per my DISCLAIMER, I cannot vouch for external information sources, and I’m not familiar with this one, nor with hacking, and so I have no way to gauge its significance. But… I had a peek at these allegedly hacked communication logs anyhow, and – while I cannot verify their authenticity – I’m struck by the fact that they come rather close to what I have been suspecting: that an experiment with Westinghouse nuclear fuel rods went terribly wrong at the Zoporizhia NPP and that as a result a radiation cloud was released across Europe, and effectively covered up (except for the few rumors and small articles mentioned already (with quotes and screenshots too)).
If these are truly actual communication that occurred between the chief engineer/director of this nuclear plant and his staff, then they sure were in quite the panic over the (made-up if you believe these messages) “harmless short circuit”…
First a quick who’s-who:
- !–> Vyacheslav Tishchenko [‘General Tishchenko’] = Chief Engineer Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant, aka ‘Director General ZNPP’ (mentioned in http://news.rin.ru/eng/news/78042/ and one of the people the alleged hacked communications are from/with) He’s been active at the SS ZNPP site for awhile, as can be seen in this interesting June 2, 2008 article. If I gather this correctly it was his computer that was hacked.
- Arseny Yatseniuk = Prime Minister of US-backed Ukrainian government in Kiev. (For some troubling background on that government, see Washington’s Blog’s Ukraine updates.)
- Volodymyr Demchyshyn = Energy Minister Ukraine (mentioned in http://utr.tv/en/news/economy/item/7833-volodymyr-demchyshyn-disconnection-of-zaporizhia-npp-s-unit-caused-by-technical-reasons-and-is-not-dangerous.html )
! The Allegedly Hacked Communications between Vyacheslav Tishchenko and his subordinates…
I took some screenshots on my visit into these ‘hacked files’ and include their rough Google Translations alongside with them. So below, I’m sharing Screenshot + Russian copy-paste + the Google-Translated English version. The English will be poor, but good enough to get the gist. There’s 3 files: Nov 28, Nov 29 & Dec 2 (2014). You can read through them yourselves by going to the source.
These are excerpts that stood out for me [my emphasis]:
- Nov 28, 2014
Russian text: Блядь, мне какого хрена сразу не сообщили? Ты понимаешь, чем это нам грозит? ?? Сядем все, и ты в том числе! Выезжаю, буду через пол часа
English version according to Google Translator: Damn, what the fuck I was not informed immediately? Do you understand what it is we are facing? ?? All sit down, and you included! I leave, I’ll be half an hour
In this case the Russian text is about the same as the English version, and mentions, “The window title: Westinghouse – Nuclear | Westinghouse Electric Company> Operating Plants> Replacement Parts> Customer Service Contacts – Yandex
A reverse search for that phone number indeed leads to Westinghouse’s Nuclear Replacement Parts Customer Service:
- Nov 29, 2014
Russian text: Від Вячеслав Тищенко, Не ной, ты же понимаешь, что у меня никто ничего не спрашивал! Від Федор Красногоров, Я еще тогда говорил, что это плохо кончится, нужно было провести испытания, там не только с уплотнителями проблема, но еще и с топливом.
English version according to Google Translator: Od Vyacheslav Tishchenko, not Noah, you know that I have no one to ask! Od Fyodor Krasnogorov, then I have to say that it would end badly, it was necessary to test, there is not only a problem with the seals, but also with the fuel.
Russian text: Від Вячеслав Тищенко, Федор, как там у вас дела?
Від Федор Красногоров, Дела, Вячеслав Алексеевич, у нас неважные… Уплотнители верхнего блока не справляются с нагрузками, похоже, мы доигрались с этими левыми материалами.
English version according to Google Translator: Od Vyacheslav Tishchenko, Fedor, how are you doing? Od Fyodor Krasnogorov, Cases, Vyacheslav A., we unimportant … Sealers upper unit does not handle the load, it looks like we finished badly with these materials left.
- Dec. 2, 2014
Russian text: Від Вячеслав Тищенко, Сказано молчать, будем молчать […] Від Василий Турбаевский, Вячеслав Алексеевич! Вы понимаете что молчать уже нельзя? Это же катастрофа! Тут на сотню километров вокруг ничего живого не останется!!! Небо, блядь, уже светится! […] Від Вячеслав Тищенко, Не наводи панику! […] Василий, меня срочно вызвали в Киев, разруливайте без меня
English version according to Google Translator: Od Vyacheslav Tishchenko, is said to be silent, be silent […] Od Basil Turbaevsky, Vyacheslav A.! You understand that we can not be silent? This is a disaster! Here for a hundred miles around there will be nothing alive !!! Sky, damn, already lit! […] Od Vyacheslav Tishchenko, Do not panic! […] Basil, I was urgently summoned to Kiev resolves without me
Russian text: […] Від Василий Турбаевский, Что делать с персоналом? Людей надо эвакуировать, радиация зашкаливает! […] Від Василий Турбаевский, Да и местных надо предупредить, мы уже начали сбрасывать в водохранилище воду из системы охлаждения. Тут очень скоро будет второй Чернобыль.
English version according to Google Translator: […] Od Basil Turbaevsky what to do with the staff? People need to be evacuated, radiation rolls! […] Od Basil Turbaevsky, and local should be warned, we have already started to drop in the reservoir water from the cooling system. Then very soon will be the second Chernobyl.
Russian text: Від Вячеслав Тищенко, нам теперь лучше молчать, иначе поедем на Донбас добровольцами. понял меня?
English version according to Google Translator: Od Vyacheslav Tishchenko, we are now better to remain silent, otherwise go to the Donbas volunteers. understand me?
Russian text: Від Вячеслав Тищенко, Дзвінок закінчено, надіслано 2 Декабрь 2014 г. 08:55:39 Від Василий Турбаевский, Вячеслав Алексеевич, у нас утечка!, надіслано 2 Декабрь 2014 г. 08:57:09
English version according to Google Translator: From Vyacheslav Tishchenko, call finished, to 2 December 2014 8:55:39 h Vasyl Turbaevskyy, Vyacheslav Alekseevych, We are leaking!, 2 December 2014 8:57:09
Russian text: Від Вячеслав Тищенко, скажи, короткое замыкание или еще какая-нибудь хуйня
English version according to Google Translator: Od Vyacheslav Tishchenko, say, a short circuit or even some kind of garbage
Russian text: Від Вячеслав Стефанский, Вячеслав Алексеевич, как только вы уехали, сюда журналисты приперлись. […] Від Вячеслав Стефанский, у КПП ошиваются […] Від Вячеслав Стефанский, что им сказать?
English version according to Google Translator: Od Vyacheslav Stefano, Vyacheslav A. as soon as you left, here journalists cornered. […] Od Vyacheslav Stefano, at Checkpoint oshivayutsya […] Od Vyacheslav Stefano what to tell them?
[On that last piece, this recent RT article comes to mind: Dec 16, 2014, 66 journalists killed in 2014, murders ‘more barbaric’ – Reporters Without Borders, quoting from Reporters Without Borders latest press freedom report, which lists the Ukraine as the #1 country where most journalists get arrested, #1 for most Journalists ending up kidnapped, as well as #1 for journalists getting threatened or attacked, and #3 for journalist assassinations… : ““In Ukraine, both government forces and separatist rebels operate checkpoints in combat zones at which journalists may be detained and taken away in a heavy-handed manner […]” ]
I hope this does not cause further confusion, but somehow helps uncover the actual truth of what happened there, and perhaps is still happening… I don’t know what to think of these alleged hacked communications. What they imply honestly freaks me out a little bit.
According to mainstream news wire, like TASS, the latest (dec 26, 2014) is that, “Ukraine to repair two units of Zaporizhia NPP in February” (unit 2 & 5) and about unit 3: “On December 5, the Zaporizhia NPP finished the repairs at unit 3.” Whose to say…?
Very peaceful outside… Still snowing…
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+ ADDITIONS (after the above was posted on Dec. 26)
- Dec 27, 2014: LiveLeak, @ http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=573_1418833086 , posted two low-resolution jpg. files about which it alleged the following:
The resolution of the files is quite low, and they’re posted in a way that is not self-evident to download or pull off, and I’m unable to just copy-paste for rough translations. But it’s something… The file of interest is HERE, of which this is a zoom-in of the second half of the page:
The text clarity in the jpg. is not good enough for an Optical Character Recognition tool like http://www.free-ocr.com/ to give me good enough Russian (or in this case Ukranian, I think) text that I can then Google-Translate, but I didn’t get much further than that, “14,6 разів перевищує допустимі норми” does indeed mean “14.6 times the permissible limits“. I would need to know the full translation to know what the actual measurements were (such as in microSievert or becquerel per cubic meter for an escaped radioisotope, or so) to gauge this more.
But it does fit, again, with the idea that the Ukraine government lied about there having been no radiation leak. See Was there a causal link between the Nov 28 2014 Accident at the Zaporizhye Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine and recent Radiation Spikes in Latvia and Romania? for more striking examples.
[The Above Last Updated/edited: December 27, 2014 + Jan 7, 2015 Insert]
- Dec. 29, 2014 afterthought: It is entirely possible, however, that all these documents are 100% fake, simply developed by pro-Russian separatists to make the US-backed Kiev Junta look bad.
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