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originally posted by: Bluntone22
Let's hope not.
originally posted by: Lagomorphe
Thay are saying (in the few MSM outlets here in France (but NOT on the TV as I am sure that they think this will cause panic*)) that this pollution seems to have emanated from the East of Europe... Highest levels were detected in Warsaw in Poland.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
The Air Force has quietly deployed a WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft to Europe after a small amount of Iodine-131 was detected in Norway, near the Kola Peninsula. It has since been detected in Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, and France. Iodine-131 has a half life of 8 days, so this points to a recent and ongoing release.
Constant Phoenix is designed to collect air samples, including radioactive particles, and analyze them. It was designed to monitor nuclear testing, by flying through clouds and collecting samples from accessible areas.
No one knows where the radiation is being released from. Iodine-131 is frequently used as a tracer chemical, as well as medical uses. It's also released in a nuclear detonation, but there is no evidence of one having occurred. Levels measured were low, but could be a sign of a nuclear accident.
originally posted by: mbkennel
a reply to: Phoenix
If it is iodine-131 with half life of 8 days, it must be from recent fission, i.e. an operating reactor, not one in cold storage.
Mishap from a reactor refueling? Either naval or stationary.
originally posted by: grey580
Update on ZeroHedge.
French Nuclear Watchdog Gives An Update On Mysterious Radioactive Iodine Blanketing Europe
Not sure if I buy that conclusion.