Concerns Grow About A Nuclear "Incident" In Europe After Spike In Radioactive Iodine Levels...


Zero Hedge | 2017-02-19 00:00 UTC

Concerns about a potential, and so far unsubstantiated, nuclear "incident", reportedly in the vicinity of the Arctic circle, spread in the past week after trace amounts of radioactive Iodine-131 of unknown origin were detected in January over large areas in Europe according to a report by the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety, the French national public expert in nuclear and radiological risks. Since the isotope has a half-life of only eight days, the detection is an indication of a rather recent release. As the Barents Observer adds, "where the radioactivity is coming from is still a mystery."

By ceres on 2017-02-19 21:17 UTC
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