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Scientists puzzled as Europe is mysteriously showered in radioactive particles…and they think it came from Russia
German scientists say there has been a slight increase in the amount of particles of the isotope Ruthenium-106 in Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and France

By Sam Webb
11th October 2017, 2:57 pmUpdated: 11th October 2017, 2:59 pm

RADIATION levels across Europe have risen mysteriously - and Russia may be behind the baffling phenomenon.

German scientists say there has been a slight increase in the amount of particles of the isotope Ruthenium-106 in Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and France.

The low levels of the stable isotope do not pose a threat to human health, the Office for Radiation Protection said, but the mysterious rise has baffled them.

Ruthenium-106 is used in chemotherapy to treat eye tumours and is also used in radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs), which power satellites.

The spike could not have come from a nuclear accident, experts added.

The Office for Radiation Protection said: "New analyses of the source of the radioactive material are likely to indicate a release in the southern Ural, but other regions in Southern Russia cannot be excluded.

"Since only ruthenium-106 has been detected, an accident in a nuclear power plant can be excluded as a cause.

"The origin of the measured ruthenium-106 is still unknown. By declaring the spread of radioactive substances in the atmosphere can be limited the areas in which the release could be."

In February it was reported that dangerous radioactive particles were detected in seven different European countries.

Traces of Iodine-131 were found in Norway, Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, France and Spain in January, but the public were not immediately alerted.

These radioactive particles are produced by atomic bomb explosions or nuclear disasters such as Chernobyl or Fukushima.

They appear to have come from Eastern Europe, but experts have not been able to say exactly what produced them.

In 2012 the International Atomic Energy Agency reported that RTGs were successfully removed from the Baltic Sea in Russia.

These RTGs contained extremely powerful strontium-90 radioactive sources to provide energy for lighthouses along the Russian coast of the Baltic Sea.

Ninety-three Baltic RTGs were located in remote areas along the coastline without sufficient physical protection of their powerful radiation sources. Therefore they posed a potential risk to people and the environment.



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So... what is the possible relation?

The RTGs were possibly dumped out in the open somewhere upwind?

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Jesus...it's 2017 and the dumbass Russians have Strontium-90 powered RTG's in unguarded lighthouses on the Baltic? You could make one Hellacious dirty bomb with that shit. That is an evil isotope in regard to human health.

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Oh, the Strontium was removed in 2012. Even so, incredibly stupid.

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Soviet Strontium-90 RTG sitting on a Baltic beach. Nice upkeep Ivan.

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chijohnaok wrote:
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Maps like this:

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But the look at the source, the Sun. :lol:

So it goes.

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To the direction to France as the map tells.

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The French nucular reactor about 10 years late now.

Fuck that. :twisted:

There was radio-active particlea coming to Europe some 32 years ago, Chernobyl. This is not it, I hope.

But I think is just another Sun hoax.

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But I think is just another Sun hoax.


Maybe the Independent is more your sort of biased?

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-styl ... 91886.html

Though this article is dated from many months ago. Maybe ...

a) the Sun is slow on the uptake
b) it's still ongoing
c) it's a different event

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It does make sense that since only rhuthenium 106 is detected it is not a reactor or bomb source.

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