Radioactive dust over Sweden

Sweden | 2011-11-12 | 29 comments

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Low concentrations of the isotope Iodine-131 has been detected in the atmosphere in several European countries, the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK reports.

The countries affected are Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, and Hungary.

The concentrations are low and do not pose a public health risk, but the problem is that no one knows where the radioactive dust comes from. In any case, it is not from Fukushima, experts at the the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) say.

“We are a little concerned, because there must be a source somewhere,” says an official of the IAEA.

(Press release)

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2011-11-14 23:14 Auntie Nuke wrote:
There were reports of recriticality in Fukushima in early Nov. That could account for the iodine 131, which is a marker of recent radiation release because it decays in 80 days (half life x 10 = inert). More likely a European source; citizen activists in the US have not reported iodine spikes. Marcoule is probably not it... though the one death there was buried in a radiation-proof coffin. Check Facebook Nuclear Hotseat group f/latest info & subscribe to weekly Nuclear Hotseat podcast on iTunes.
2011-11-14 16:51 Seeurchin wrote:
I am waiting for them to blame it on Iran. "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste." ( Rahm Emanuel)
2011-11-14 16:50 Jizzmond wrote:
we are fckd up guys... I already know that my kids will have 2 heads and 6 foots + 1 hand or something weird like that...
2011-11-14 10:17 KarMa wrote:
Do you think they will tell us everytime it happens?
2011-11-14 07:38 Concerned Mushroom wrote:
Legally, the dust would not be from fukushima. It would be from burning radioactive debris that have been contaminated by the fukushima disaster. As far as the Iodine-131, weelll they are still trying to achieve cold shut down and we really do not know what the hell is going on on Tepco property.
2011-11-14 03:04 guess who wrote:
Of coarse its fukushima. It is being denied because That mean twice or maybe four times as much passed over the US. But oh yea our detectors are turned off. I´ll tell you what America got one big dose of plutonium and thats the big secret.
2011-11-13 23:47 saian wrote:
what should we do now? runaway from europe???????
2011-11-13 23:16 Ana wrote:
Were it came from you will never know they don´t want to take responsibility and be sued they don´t want you to know what is going on and they are happy that you are beign poisoned. Watch what the ones with power are doing and where they are going and you will know what to do and who is responsible. Japan radiation had to go somewere not saying this is it but it does not disapear that is scientifically impossible.
2011-11-13 23:11 Ana wrote:
They did not save millions they just pretended to investigate and used the money else were as allways.
2011-11-13 22:15 Ose wrote:
we should leave europe!!!
2011-11-13 22:07 Little bee wrote:
Why does nobody consider the old nuclear power plants in Russia?
2011-11-13 21:38 possible.... wrote:
maybe it is being added to jet fuel....
2011-11-13 20:40 Monica Rix Paxson wrote:
Fukushima is clearly the source. It is idiotic that this is being covered up, that officials are pretending no to know what the source is. They don´t want us to freak out and close other nuclear plants, which is exactly what should be done. We are so culpable for not insisting on the development of alternative energy. So, they feed us nonsense and we swim in a bath of radioactive by products. Karma is right.
2011-11-13 20:31 Phil wrote:
Is it coincidental, that something was blown up in Iran lately?
2011-11-13 19:39 reader wrote:
There was this French Marcoule nuclear waste plant incident last September in which there an explosion at the plant. At the time they said it´s nothing serious but sure that´s what they say all the time. Anyway, the Iodine mentioned now is probably rather from Fukushima than from Marcoule. Just maybe. The security and maintenance companies should be changed, then there would not be incidents like this.
2011-11-13 19:27 Jeff wrote:
The Japanese have never been in control of Fukushima.
2011-11-13 15:21 Claes wrote:
Chemtrail airplanes are responsible.
2011-11-13 13:37 amicus wrote:
gee they are a "little" concerned?? I would think that they should be a LOT concerned seeing as this would have to be from either fission escapes from a plant or a bomb.
2011-11-13 10:59 Chris, United Kingdom wrote:
Isn´t iodine-131 used to treat hyperactive thyroid conditions, as well as being a nuclear fission product? It is a very large area to be affected. Someone trying to slow us down and make us dozy, perhaps?
2011-11-13 08:34 Realist wrote:
It is a lie that radioactive dust is not harmful. It is a very dangerous poison capable of great destruction. There is no transparency from any official. Just crowd control. It is bad news.
2011-11-13 06:57 hooligan wrote:
Anyone detonate a nuke recently?
2011-11-13 06:40 Mr. D wrote:
Maybe it´s coming from a most deserved source.......Karma.
2011-11-13 05:23 ashley wrote:
2011-11-13 04:45 Leslie Garrett wrote:
Is it not amazing that the Western world treats Einstein as a folk hero and not the monster that he was? The nuclear age was something entered into without a vote of any legislature or even a cabinet; splitting the atom was done in secret by big money, scientists, large corporations, and an independent executive. These monstrosities are an evil that will plague mankind for thousands of years into the future.
2011-11-13 04:35 Todd wrote:
Maybe all the radioactive dust is from all the radioactive debris and rubbish there burning in Japan?
2011-11-13 02:45 Gavmar wrote:
HaHa. Not from Fukushima. Do they think everyone is stupid.
2011-11-13 01:48 USA Patriot wrote:
It´s coming from FUKUSHIMA.....there, saved you a few million in investigative costs.
2011-11-13 01:44 BammBamm wrote:
It is most likely to have come from Fukushima. Think about it.
2011-11-12 22:07 F Fister-Stoga wrote:
Naturally, the IAEA will say it is not from Fukushima. Fukushima had a criticality aten days ago e now have the effect of that blown over from Japan. The Japanese are out of control of Fukushima.

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