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To requests on #IMS detection beyond #CTBT, data in, or near the path of potential plume from the explosion are being analyzed . We’re also addressing w/station operators technical problems experienced at two neighboring stations. All data are available to our Member States.
Two more stations are now offline — and not just any two. This time it is a pair of radionuclide stations in the path of the drifting plume. I’d say we are out of coincidence territory.
Four Russian nuclear-monitoring stations have gone silent, official says, fueling concerns Moscow is trying to conceal data after a recent explosion
Authorities in Arkhangelsk region, the site of the accident, said on Friday that an unnamed doctor, one of more than 110 people it said had been tested, had been found to have a small amount of Caesium-137 in his soft tissue. Caesium-137 is a product of nuclear fission.
"However, (medical) specialists are not linking this fact with his participation in the operation to deal with the incident's consequences," authorities said.
"According to specialists from Russia's Federal Medical and Biological Agency, Caesium-137 ... can build up in fish, mushrooms, lichens or seaweed. We can say with a fair degree of probability that it got into his body via food products which he'd eaten."
originally posted by: Blue Shift
Sounds like the messy aftermath of a James Bond movie after the villain's lair blows up.
originally posted by: RadioRobert
a reply to: FredT
Something is still screwy. All the (listed) detected isotopes are extremely short-lived. Odds that nothing else was detected other than those? Slim-to-none. If it was a fissile pile, you'd have other byproducts. Slower decaying and longer-lived. And if it wasn't, then why are there admitted fission byproducts? I
We are never going to get this story, are we?