Russia sparks nuclear alert as radioactive cloud spreads over Europe

Russia sparks nuclear alert as radioactive cloud spreads over Europe
 

French nuclear experts detected traces of ruthenium 106 in the air in three monitoring stations as the cloud engulfed the continent.
The substance, a radioactive nuclide which is only produced when atoms are split in a nuclear reactor, was also found in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.
One French official stressed it is “definitely not normal”.
The country’s nuclear safety institute, IRSN, said it could not pinpoint the exact location of the release of the radioactive cloud, which was first detected at the end of September, but weather pattens suggest it came from somewhere south of... read more

 
11 November 2017 in World News, Views: 59
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