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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:25 pm    Post subject: Russia denies nuclear leak Reply with quote

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-53214259

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Russia has said a leak of nuclear material detected over Scandinavia did not come from one of its power plants.

Nuclear safety watchdogs in Finland, Norway and Sweden said last week they had found higher-than-usual amounts of radioactive isotopes in the atmosphere.

A Dutch public health body said that, after analysing the data, it believed the material came "from the direction of western Russia".

It said the material could indicate "damage to a fuel element".
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe it came from Salisbury ?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought that any serious or unexplained illness in Salisbury was "due to the damp climate" And not any external agency or foreign power.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With enough observations, the area of origin should be tractable. There are defusion models that can run weather observations backwards and trace air masses.

Also, the ratios of the various isotopes should give a good indication of what process the source was and how long ago.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark wrote:
Maybe it came from Salisbury ?


Salisbury isn't in Western Russia....... yet!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how many US spy satellites have been rerouted over Russian nuclear plants looking for unusual activity?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal - lagger wrote:
I wonder how many US spy satellites have been rerouted over Russian nuclear plants looking for unusual activity?

What leads you to believe they would need to be rerouted?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Russia denies nuclear leak Reply with quote

UndercoverElephant wrote:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-53214259

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Russia has said a leak of nuclear material detected over Scandinavia did not come from one of its power plants.

Nuclear safety watchdogs in Finland, Norway and Sweden said last week they had found higher-than-usual amounts of radioactive isotopes in the atmosphere.

A Dutch public health body said that, after analysing the data, it believed the material came "from the direction of western Russia".

It said the material could indicate "damage to a fuel element".


Rather small fry compared to setting of the external radiation alarms at a Swedish nuclear power station! I wonder how much higher-than-usual the levels were?
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