Unusual low levels of radioactivity detected in Finland, Sweden and Norway. This small increase, harmless to humans, would have its source in Russia, according to a Dutch institute, when other signs point to Latvia.
L’Obs 28th June 2020 read more »
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Finland’s Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) said it has found small amounts of radioactive isotopes of cobalt, ruthenium and caesium in air samples collected in Helsinki between 16 and 17 June. Radiation authorities in Sweden and Norway have reported similar findings.
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Russians deny being source of radioactive leak in northern Europe claiming their two nuclear power plants in the region are working normally.
Daily Mail 28th June 2020 read more »
Nuclear safety watchdogs in Finland, Norway and Sweden said last week they had found higher-than-usual amounts of radioactive isotopes in the atmosphere. A Dutch public health body said that, after analysing the data, it believed the material came “from the direction of western Russia”. It said the material could indicate “damage to a fuel element”. But in a statement, Russia’s nuclear energy body said its two power stations in the north-west – the Leningrad NPP and the Kola NPP – were working normally and that no leaks had been reported.
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