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Higher Than Usual Levels Of Radiation In The Czech Republic And Elsewhere In Europe

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http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=NC-20111111-33013-MLC

The U.N. nuclear agency is reporting “very low” — but higher than usual — levels of radiation in the Czech Republic and elsewhere in Europe. The International Atomic Energy Agency says the “very low levels of iodine-131 have been measured in the atmosphere over the Czech Republic” and elsewhere on the continent. Its statement on Friday said the current levels do not seem to pose a public health risk. IAEA says the cause is not known, but it is not the result of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, which spread radiation across the globe in March. The agency says the radioisotope will lose much of its radiation in about eight days and that the agency is investigating.

Does anyone have further news about this? Anyone know the cause?

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With a half life of 8 days, it will be gone fast....but the important question is where it came from. About 16 days ago, it was in a fission reactor, not a fuel reprocessing plant, a weapon or a storage facility. It has to come from fission. So someone has a leaky reactor.

Ok, it could have come from a medical source, but not in sizeable quantities.

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With a half life of 8 days, it will be gone fast....but the important question is where it came from. About 16 days ago, it was in a fission reactor, not a fuel reprocessing plant, a weapon or a storage facility. It has to come from fission. So someone has a leaky reactor.

Ok, it could have come from a medical source, but not in sizeable quantities.

Wasn't there an explosion in Iran, put down to bad weapons handling?

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If the Iranians had managed to blow up their secret fission reactor 25 miles from Tehran, there would be a lot of dead people by now. You'd also have the mother of all radioactive plumes that would be clearly visible to instruments in other countries - with Caesium, Strontium as well.

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If the Iranians had managed to blow up their secret fission reactor 25 miles from Tehran, there would be a lot of dead people by now. You'd also have the mother of all radioactive plumes that would be clearly visible to instruments in other countries - with Caesium, Strontium as well.

So we're not all going to die ?

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Latest update, still nobody seems to know what caused it...

A cloud of radioactive gas has been detected over France and large parts of Europe but the French nuclear watchdog IRSN and the International Atomic Energy Agency say there is no public health risk. The gas - iodine-131 - was first officially revealed to have been detected in the Czech Republic last week and also in Sweden, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria. It is thought to have been spreading for about two weeks. However, the IAEA said the atmospheric pollution was not caused by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in March in Japan. Iodine-131 is a short-lived radioactive isotope that has a half-life of about eight days and - with the prevailing winds across Japan carrying any airborne pollution across the Pacific towards the US - it would have all but vanished by the time it reached Europe. However, much of the radiation released by Fukushima was Iodine-131 and it is linked to increased thyroid problems. France's Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire also said the levels of radioactivity were too low to cause any risk to the public. IRSN environmental director Didier Champion said there were several possible sources: from combustion in a nuclear power plant or a research station or from a medical source that used radioactive products. He suggested that because no other isotopes were being discovered then a medical laboratory was most likely as a power plant accident would release many other isotopes. The IAEA said it hoped to have an update soon.

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_update_read&edis_id=NC-20111111-33013-MLC&uid=11791

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