Spike In Airborne Radioactivity Detected In Europe, Source Located In Southern Urals

Tyler Durden's picture

In late February, concerns about a potential nuclear "incident", reportedly in the vicinity of the Arctic circle, emerged when 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. And while Norway was the first to measure the radioactivity, France was the first to officially inform the public about it.

"Iodine-131 a radionuclide of anthropogenic origin, has recently been detected in tiny amounts in the ground-level atmosphere in Europe. The preliminary report states it was first found during week 2 of January 2017 in northern Norway. Iodine-131 was also detected in Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, France and Spain, until the end of January", the IRSN wrote in a press release.

Ultimately, the radioactive I-131 faded away, and the incident was forgotten with the source of radioactivity never discovered, even as the US military's "Constant Phoenix" nuke sniffer plane was deployed in the vicinity.

Fast forward to today when French nuclear watchdog ISRN reported that another spike in airborne radioactivity has been detected in the air in Western and Central Europe: "Ruthenium-106 has been detected by several European networks involved in the monitoring of atmospheric radioactive contamination, at levels of a few milliBecquerels per cubic meter of air."

According to IRSN calculations, based on the concentration levels measured in several European countries and on the meteorological conditions of the last few days, the contaminated air could have been generated from southern regions of Ural or located close to those. "IRSN is continuing its investigations to try to confirm the origin of this atmospheric pollution."

Like in February, the very low levels of atmospheric contamination of ruthenium 106 observed to date by European monitoring networks have no environmental or health consequences. Nevertheless, IRSN maintains a watchful vigilance on this presence of ruthenium in the air.

One day prior, on Thursday Germany's Federal Office for Radiation Protection (FORP) said that elevated levels of the isotope Ruthenium-106 have been reported in Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and France since Sept. 29. The highest concentration was found in Vienna, at 42 millibequerel per cubic meter. FORP raised the alarm initially after five weather service stations detected traces of the particle.

According to the FORP, since only ruthenium-106 has been detected, a nuclear power plant accident can be excluded as the source.

Echoing the observations of IRSN, FORP spokesman Jan Henrik Lauer told The Associated Press the source of the Ruthenium-106 isn't known but calculations indicate it may have been released in eastern Europe.

Ruthenium-106 is a hard, silvery-white metal with a shiny surface. It is used for radiation therapy to treat eye tumors, and sometimes as a source of energy to power satellites.

So far the reason for its radioactive compound's presence, as well as the source, remains a mystery.

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Dickweed Wang's picture

So this bullshit makes the "news" while at the same time radiation 10,000 times more serious continues to spew from Japan and no one in the MSM wants to talk about it?

my new username's picture

We know about that. Nothing we can do about it.

Who broke a satellite in the Urals?

Bopper09's picture

What I do about it, is not eat any ocean water fish / creatures.  No surf on my turf.  But I'm in the heart of Western Can. ranch country, and always have a freezer full of beef from a farmer I know, so never really ate fish anyway..

Racin Rabitt's picture

Well, you're so lucky. Don't swim in the ocean too, right?  Nice that the various radiation clouds that have drifted into non-stop circulation, since the 1940's, circumvent Western Canada. But then, you Canucks are so proper that the clouds, of the increasingly popular death cult #1, just want return the favor. It took all of a couple years to make sure every breathing creature on the planet got enough to roll the dice on cancer. Ever wonder why the popularity and availability of cigarettes skyrocketed concurrently with the Manhattan Project?

We all have strontium-90 something buried in our lungs from the original Nevada test, Ubangi. And the list grows. With real dedication. The purpose is to be devolututionary. To gradually turn up the fire.

That's civilized society. Enjoy it while it lasts. 'Cause we're all paying for it, for Christ's sake!

Lucky black cat's picture

good point, but probably 1,000,000 times more serious.

Ms No's picture

Pedophile Island may have recieved damage.  Hopefully there weren't any kids in cages there.

Attorney Tonja Haddad Coleman, who represents Epstein, on Tuesday sought a delay of the trial, in part, because she claimed she has been unable to talk to her client since his estate on his private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands was devastated last month by Hurricane Irma. "I've had no ability to communicate with Mr. Epstein," she said.

Pointing out Epstein's enormous wealth and his private jet, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Donald Hafele rejected her request. While saying he didn't want to appear insensitive to those victimized by the storm that hammered the Caribbean and roared through South Florida, he said Coleman offered no proof, such as an affidavit from Epstein, to shore up her claims.


BrownCoat's picture

Thanks for posting Tyler. 
No word yet when MSM will cover this health and safety issue. 

The source is a mystery because the a55hats responsible do not what the public informed.

ChacoFunFact's picture

Wait a minute.  NASA accidently taped over the moon landing?  



historian40's picture

That's what they claim.  They say if you want "original" footage, the broadcasting companies, aka government funded propaganda channels are just as good.

Puerto Banus NA's picture

Any numbers for San Fran...where all the sea life is dying

are we there yet's picture

I travel to Sochi Russia tomorrow to lecture. I may eat less now.

smacker's picture

Article: "Iodine-131 [...] has recently been detected in tiny amounts in the ground-level atmosphere in Europe. The preliminary report states it was first found during week 2 of January 2017 in northern Norway. Iodine-131 was also detected in Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, France and Spain, until the end of January"

The prevailing airflow across Europe is generally from west to east due to "the jet stream" that travels across the Atlantic from the east coasts of USA/Canada. Only under certain conditions (usually during winter months) are there occasions where the airflow comes down across Western Europe from the Urals. So that might explain the French findings back in January, although even then it's unusual for such air to reach as far South West as Spain. It's normally limited to Northern Europe and often gives the UK a cold blast and often snow.

But the latest findings of ruthenium 106 in the air are more mysterious because we are not into winter yet and the airflow continues from west to east. So if ruthenium 106 is in the air in Western Europe how can it be coming from the Urals?

Itinerant's picture

The article mentions it coming from Eastern Europe, but the southern Urals are twice the distance, and the air flows the other way in general. Very peculiar.

All the countries picture are way west of the Urals, which are way beyond Moscow and the Ukraine, let alone Poland or Belarus.

PrometeyBezkrilov's picture

Even thow the jetstreams blow from West to East, this why radiation from Fucushima lands on the west coast of US and Canada, strangely enough over Russia they blow the other way. Hm?

smacker's picture

No, the jet stream always blows from west to east around the northern hemisphere. It cannot reverse direction. What often happens due to low/high air pressures is that the jet stream gets pushed in a more southerly or more northerly route so that it appears to travel like a snake. That map of the jet stream I linked to shows how it snakes around the globe. So eg if it gets pushed into a southerly route by arctic air pressures it then allows air to come down from the north ie the arctic. This happens in Russia at times and in Northern Europe during winter. The opposite happens in summer when high pressures building up in Africa push northwards and push the jet stream snake more northerly so that Western Europe gets some heatwaves as happened in 2017.

My guess is that this new Ruthenium-106 measured in Western Europe is not coming from the Urals at all but is actually coming from the US/Canada across the Atlantic on the jet stream, before that it has crossed the US on the jet stream from the Pacific and before that it originated in Fukushima. That would explain why the levels measured are very low: it's being dispersed by the long journey and jet stream.

PrometeyBezkrilov's picture

Yeah, it may push the air flow upwards, but it never reverts the flow from east to west. Only in western MSM to push for some BS agendas. Exatly when Saudi royals discussing how to dump the petrodollar in Moscow and not get liberated by US army.

el buitre's picture

Interesting that you bring up a US invasion of Saudi.  James Rickards, the smooth talking BS artist CIA insider, who on rare occasion comes out with a new piece of interesting information that is actually true, said on Greg Hunter's last interview that in 73-74, when Kissinger was developing the petrodollar concept, if King Faisel didn't buy into it, plan B was a US invasion.  The more things change, the more things stay the same.  It's too bad that Kissinger will probably die naturally in the near future, as the world will lose the opportunity to publicly hang him.

i poop pink ice cream's picture

Gosh, it's too bad they missed the detection of all of the radioactive byproducts of nuclear explosions that appeared in un-naturally high (except in the presence of nuclear explosions) concentrations in the air of New York City after the controlled demoolitions of Buildings 1, 2 and 7 on 9/11. Oh well, nobody's radiation detector is perfect I guess. 

The Onion Of Twickenham's picture

It's added to natural gas in the pipelines to identify leaks. There must be a hole in Putin's pipe.

Milton Keynes's picture

i wonder if someone is trying to set up a ruthenium lab in the Urals





Ink Pusher's picture

"So far the reason for its radioactive compound's presence, as well as the source, remains a mystery."

Just find out who lost a big military satellite ( or two) during the last major solar eruption and that will be your likely culprit.