Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-10-spike-air ... e.html#jCpGerman officials say that a spike in radioactivity has been detected in the air in Western and Central Europe but there's no threat to human health.
The Federal Office for Radiation Protection said Thursday that elevated levels of the isotope Ruthenium-106 have been reported in Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and France since Sept. 29.
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Possibly Sweden they had a little mishap the day before detection started? Nk issues would be more china and japan's problem, Europe is to far away .
What about CERN switzerland particle collider. Never know really, ik I heard they been doing many tests lattly, new technology on a mass scale could cause unintended very very light radioactive isotopes of all kinds perhaps across Europe.
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Here is the google translation of that article:krzepice1976 wrote: ↑Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:22 pmgermany source
http://www.bfs.de/SharedDocs/Pressemitt ... 7/012.html
The cause of the recently detected slightly increased measured values of radioactive ruthenium-106 is still unclear. However, they are highly likely to return to a place of origin in the southern Urals. This is indicated by calculations by the Federal Office for Radiation Protection ( BfS ). Other areas in southern Russia, however, must continue to be considered. An accident in a nuclear power plant can be excluded as a cause, since only ruthenium-106 was detected. Because of the very low radioactivity concentrations in Germany, there is no health risk to the population.
In view of the fact that Russia is to be assumed as the source of the radioactive release, the Federal Ministry of the Environment expects both responsible Russian agencies, as well as the IAEA, to contribute to the elucidation as soon as possible, and provide reliable information on the cause of the increased ruthenium levels.
Ruthenium-106 ( Ru -106) is used, among other things, as a source of radiation for cancer therapy. In addition, ruthenium-106 is rarely used in so-called " radioisotope thermoelectric generators" ( RTG ), which serve the power supply of satellites. Ruthenium can also occur during the reprocessing of nuclear fuel elements.
At slightly different locations in Europe, some slightly higher values of ruthenium have been detected in the air since 29.09.2017, including a total of six stations of the German Weather Service ( DWD) and several European stations, such as Austria and Italy. By declaring the spread of radioactive substances in the atmosphere can be limited the areas in which the release could be. According to estimates, the release of the radioactive material took place in the last week of September.
The values measured in Europe are very low levels of radioactivity that are not harmful to health. For example, the highest concentration of ruthenium in Görlitz measured in Germany is about 5 millibecquerel per cubic meter of air. Even with constant inhalation over the period of one week, this results in a dose that is lower than that which is absorbed by the natural ambient radiation in an hour. The measurements at the other stations (Arkona / Ruegen, Greifswald, Angermünde, Cottbus and Fürstenzell / Bavaria) are even lower.
The BfS permanently evaluates all available measurements of radioactive substances in the atmosphere.