Slightly elevated radioactivity is measured in Northern Europe. The values are not dangerous, yet the organizations responsible to listen. Where is the radioactivity?

In Parts of Sweden , Finland and Norway are measured in June of 2020, radioactive particles where does the slightly increased radioactivity in the North of Europe ? Several organizations have a suspicion: Is the source of the radio activity in Russia ?

Northern Europe Increased measured radioactivity – anyone who reads this, is noisy, and thinks soon to places like Chernobyl, or* Fukushima*. However, in this case, it is North Europe and the measured values are fortunately not dangerous, but are for the attention of the competent Authorities: Since the beginning of June, in Parts of the Sweden , Finland and Norway a measured slightly increased radioactivity . The competent authorities stated first of all in the individual countries, before on Friday the Secretary General of the organization of the Treaty on the comprehensive prohibition of Nuclear attempts (CTBTO), Lassina Zerbo, said on Twitter about it.

Increased radioactivity in Northern Europe measured: “Not harmful” for people

A measurement station in Sweden have cesium-137, cesium-134 and Ruthenium-103 measured, Zerbo. The amount of radioactive particles in the air is higher than normal, but “not harmful to human health”. A map of the CTBTO head attached to his Tweet, showing the presumed area of origin of the increased radioactivity in the North of Europe : It extends over the southern third of Sweden, the southern half of Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and the North-West of Russia.

The registered Isotope came “very likely from a civilian source,” says Zerbo on Twitter. His organization was able to identify the probable origin of the radio akvitität , was not responsible.

where is the slightly elevated radioactivity in the North of Europe?

But where is slightly increased radioactivity , found in North Europe ? The Russian nuclear company Rosenergoatom want to do anything to. In the nuclear power plants in Leningrad and Kola no errors had been detected, assigned to the group. The emissions would not have exceeded “in the designated period, the control values,” said a spokesman, according to Russian news agencies. In the Region Finland and Sweden nuclear power – of which no incident was reported.

The Swedish nuclear safety authority explains on its Website: “Currently, it is not possible to determine the origin of the readings.” The measured values, however, would ” represent the no risk to humans or the environment ,” said the authority. The relevant nuclear organizations in Finland and Norway, reports on your Websites from slightly increased radioactivity , was measured. And here it is: The radio activity is not dangerous to humans and animals.

Increased radioactivity in the North of Europe: the Institute provides a source of “West Russia”

in a Little more detail, check out the Institute for health and the environment in the Netherlands, the existing values a slightly elevated radioactivity in the North of Europe . In Norway, Iodine had been-131 detected cesium-134, cesium-137, Cobalt-60 and Ruthenium-103 were measured in Sweden and Finland, the Institute. In the Netherlands itself have increased no radio activity demonstrated.

The measured radionuclides are artificially produced, emphasized by the Dutch Institute. The composition could indicate a damage to a fuel element in a nuclear power plant . Calculations of the Institute from the Netherlands show, therefore, that the source of the increased radioactivity in the North of Europe in “the direction-West Russia” deck. A specific source could, however, be due to the limited number of measurements not identified.

Increased radioactivity in the North of Europe: the IAEA turns on

the International atomic energy Agency (IAEA) has now reported the matter to word: You know that increased radioactivity was measured it says on the Website of the organization. As it is the Standard procedure in such cases, have you contacted the appropriate person to contact to obtain the information.

by 2017, there was a similar Situation: at that Time the radio was active Ruthenium-106 in a number of European countries, including Germany, as measured. Several studies have found the most likely source of an existing nuclear facility in Russia . (By Tanja Banner with Material from afp) * part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital-editor.