Euro Radiation Cloud Likely From Russian ‘Accident’

Euro Radiation Cloud Likely From Russian ‘Accident’

The French radiological monitoring agency IRSN has concluded the “harmless” cloud of radioactive Ruthenium 106 detected in late September by several European agencies came from some kind of nuclear “accident” in Russia or Kazakhstan.

 

The French radiological monitoring agency, IRSN, has concluded the “harmless” cloud of radioactive Ruthenium 106 detected in late September by several European agencies came from some kind of nuclear “accident” in Russia or Kazakhstan.

The agency’s report states the radiation is no longer being detected. Based on meteorological conditions, IRSN carried out simulations to calculate where the release occurred, how much was released, and for how long it was released.

It includes a map that summarizes those results, which established the location of release to be “between the Volga and the Urals.” Based on that location, IRSN surmised only a tiny amount of radiation—no more than 65 lbs. of high-level nuclear waste—was exposed to open air, suggesting an accidental release. IRSN believes the release occurred during the last week of September 2017.

Full article: Euro Radiation Cloud Likely From Russian ‘Accident’ (TruNews)

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