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Russia denies nuclear leak

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-53214259
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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Maybe it came from Salisbury ?
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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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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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Mark wrote:Maybe it came from Salisbury ?
Salisbury isn't in Western Russia....... yet!!
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I wonder how many US spy satellites have been rerouted over Russian nuclear plants looking for unusual activity?
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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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Re: Russia denies nuclear leak

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