Mysterious radiation spike detected over Scandinavia

Marco Green
June 30, 2020

A few countries outside Europe reported similar findings.

"These calculations show that the radionuclides (radioactive isotopes) come from the direction of Western Russia". "Determining a more specific source location is not possible with the limited data available", RIVM said on its website.

Nordic authorities say they detected slightly increased levels of radioactivity in northern Europe this month that Dutch officials said may be from a source in western Russian Federation and may "indicate damage to a fuel element in a nuclear power plant".

"The claim RIVM makes is that the radionuclides traveled from the direction of western Russian Federation to Scandinavia, but that no specific country of origin can be pointed out at this moment", it said.

"The combination of radionuclides may be explained by an anomaly in the fuel elements of a nuclear power plant", RIVM suggested after performing a calculation to find the source of the radionuclides, which are atoms with an unstable core.

Black radioactive hazard warning sign.

Moreover, the Associated Press noted that a spokesperson from Rosatomenergo said that the radiation levels surrounding the two nuclear power plants in the region have remained the same since the start of the month and are still unchanged.

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Radiation-monitoring sensors in northern Europe said last week that they recorded higher-than-normal amounts of radioactive isotopes that are harmless to humans and the environment.

Russian Federation has denied that any leaks have occurred at two of its nuclear power plants after higher than usual radiation was detected over Norway, Sweden and Finland in the first half of June. "These isotopes are most likely from a civil source". "We do not know the source of this information".

Zerbo tweeted an image of the possible source region in the 72 hours preceding detection that spanned parts of southern Scandinavia, Finland, Russia and the Baltic states. The level detected was also said to be very low and they are carrying out further measurements this week.

A lake in the sprawling forests of Smaland reflects the sky above in southern Sweden on August 4, 2016.

Russia's Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) said on June 29 that it had measured radiation levels after the CTBTO's report and all measurements "indicated stability".

Both the Leningrad nuclear power plant near St. Petersburg and the Kola plant near Murmansk are reportedly operating normally "with radiation levels being within the norm", according to TASS.

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