Thanks Hillary...'Harmless' Radioactive Cloud Drifts Over Europe Following Mysterious Nuclear Accident.

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The cloud of radiation that swept through Europe in recent weeks
originated at a nuclear facility in either Russia or Kazakhstan, according
to a report put out France’s nuclear safety institute. The levels of
radiation were never dangerous—at least for Europeans living outside of
the immediate area affected—but the exact cause of the incident is still
unknown.

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The report, issued Thursday by the IRSN (Institute for Radiological
Protection and Nuclear Safety), ruled out an accident at a nuclear
reactor, saying the release of radioactive Ruthenium-106 likely originated
from a nuclear fuel treatment site or a center for radioactive medicine.
Ruthenium-106 is a radioactive nuclide that is a byproduct of splitting
atoms in a nuclear reactor, and does not occur naturally. The accidental
release of radiation happened during the last week of September, reports
the French institute.

The IRSN, along with several other European nuclear safety institutes, had
been tracking the radioactive cloud over the past few weeks. Most European
countries were affected, with radiation levels measured between 100 and
300 teraBecquerels (where one becquerel is the activity of a quantity of
radioactive material in which one nucleus decays per second). By
comparison, the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster produced a total of about
5.2 million teraBecquerels, and the 2011 Fukushima disaster churned out an
estimated 900,000 teraBecquerels.

“The concentration levels of Ruthenium-106 in the air that have been
recorded in Europe and especially in France are of no consequence for
human health and for the environment,” noted the IRSN in its report. That
said, if the incident happened in France, authorities would have had to
evacuate or shelter people from “a radius of the order of a few kilometres
around the location of the release,” according to the IRSN.

Based on weather patterns, the IRSN says the radiation originated south of
the Ural mountains between the Urals and the Volga river. So it likely
happened in either Russia or Kazakhstan.

IRSN director Jean-Marc Peres told Reuters that “Russian authorities have
said they are not aware of an accident on their territory,” adding that a
spokesperson for the Russian emergencies ministry was not able to comment,
and that the French institute hadn’t been able to reach authorities in
Kazakhstan.

In terms of a cause, Peres suspects an accident at a nuclear fuel
treatment site (radiation can be released when nuclear fuel is
reprocessed) or at a center for radioactive medicine (Ruthenium-106 has a
short half-life of about a year, so it’s suitable for use in cancer
therapy). The IRSN ruled out an accident at a nuclear reactor, saying it
would have resulted in contamination with other detectable airborne
substances. The crash of a ruthenium-powered satellite was also ruled out,
as no satellite fell to Earth during this time.

The IRSN said agricultural products in the regions around the point of
radioactive release would likely have been affected by the incident, but
that French citizens have nothing to worry about.

“The possibility of exceeding maximum permitted levels near the accident
site led IRSN to study the scenario of importing foodstuffs from this
area,” it writes in its report. “From this analysis, IRSN considers, on
the one hand, that the probability of a scenario that would see the
importation into France of foodstuffs (especially mushrooms) contaminated
by Ruthenium-106 near the source of the release is extremely low and, on
the other hand, the potential health risk associated with this scenario is
also very low. It does not therefore appear necessary to introduce
systematic controls on the contamination of imported foods.”

As to what happens next, the IRSN says it’s now up to Russian and Khazak
authorities to figure it out.

“We have come up with a plausible zone of where it could have come from;
we can’t do any more,” Jean-Christophe Gariel, director for health at the
IRSN, told The Guardian. “Russia is a vast country and we’re not aware of
all the installations on its territory. The ball is now in the other
camp.”

Though on a vastly smaller scale, this incident is eerily reminiscent of
the Chernobyl disaster, when Soviet authorities deliberately failed to
acknowledge the meltdown to the world for two entire days. In terms of
what’s happening here, it’s either a coverup by the facility responsible
(or by government officials), or the offending party is completely
oblivious to what has happened, the latter of which seems highly unlikely.


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