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Mysterious Radioactive Cloud Over Europe Hints At Accident Farther East

LazyLion

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European authorities are providing new details about a cloud of mysterious radioactive material that appeared over the continent last month.

Monitors in Italy were among first to detect the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 on Oct. 3, according to a fresh report by France's Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety Institute, known as IRSN. In total, 28 European countries saw the radioactive cloud, the report says.

The multinational Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation, which runs a network designed to monitor for nuclear weapons tests, also confirmed to NPR that it had detected the cloud.
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https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo...ud-over-europe-hints-at-accident-farther-east
 

garp

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This is exactly how the world first got an inkling of the Chernobyl crisis. I hope there isn't another covered up nuclear meltdown going on. Bad timing for the Russians if there is, will probably kill their SA deal (which would be good for us, but not good for anyone affected).
 

lsheed_cn

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This has been going on for longer than a month, i remember reading reports about this earlier in the year.
 

MightyQuin

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This is exactly how the world first got an inkling of the Chernobyl crisis. I hope there isn't another covered up nuclear meltdown going on. Bad timing for the Russians if there is, will probably kill their SA deal (which would be good for us, but not good for anyone affected).
The IRSN analysis suggests that the ruthenium did not come from a nuclear reactor accident. Instead, it most likely came from either the chemical reprocessing of old nuclear fuel or the production of isotopes used in medicine.
 

ponder

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...ssia-or-kazakhstan-in-september-idUSKBN1D92LJ

From Russia or Kazakhstan, no risks to human health or environment, only a few kilometers around the area should have been evacuated.
“Russian authorities have said they are not aware of an accident on their territory,” IRSN director Jean-Marc Peres told Reuters. He added that the institute had not yet been in contact with Kazakh authorities.
I simply don't trust these fsckers. People of Pripyat weren't notified and only evacuated more than a day after Chernobyl went pop, they did not notify other countries or any nuclear oversight bodies. I wonder how long they would have remained silent had the Swedes not picked up on the radiation a few days later and when they asked the Russians if there was any accident the Russians replied with a 'nyet'.
 

Nanfeishen

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I simply don't trust these fsckers. People of Pripyat weren't notified and only evacuated more than a day after Chernobyl went pop, they did not notify other countries or any nuclear oversight bodies. I wonder how long they would have remained silent had the Swedes not picked up on the radiation a few days later and when they asked the Russians if there was any accident the Russians replied with a 'nyet'.
That was the standard response from the Soviet Union at the time for most things, and Chenobyl was unfortunately part and parcel of that entity -Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.

Everything had to go via Moscow.
 

HavocXphere

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meh...harmless. Glad this stuff is being monitored though

This is exactly how the world first got an inkling of the Chernobyl crisis. I hope there isn't another covered up nuclear meltdown going on.
Pretty sure the Russians have wised up on that front

This has been going on for longer than a month, i remember reading reports about this earlier in the year.
Yeah various countries reported it but nobody knew where it's coming from

does this have anything to do with the red sun over London in October? :p
That was spooky af
 

TooFastTim

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Funny thing was I had a check at the background monitor a week or so ago and noticed it was a "bit high". Really odd bit is that we haven't made beam yet.
 
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crackersa

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meh...harmless. Glad this stuff is being monitored though


Pretty sure the Russians have wised up on that front


Yeah various countries reported it but nobody knew where it's coming from


That was spooky af
Yeah the russians would have wised up....by gotten better at hiding any future accidents
 

f2wohf

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ToxicBunny

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And this government thinks civil society will standby and allow Rosatom to build and run Nuclear Plants here?
 
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