Nuclear radiation detected roaming over Europe was has mysteriously spiked, experts claimed. The radioactivity increase was seen in the northern part of Europe. According to The Sun’s latest report, readings of an increase in human-made radionuclide particles in the atmosphere were revealed by several European authorities; the radiation was claimed to be harmless to humans as experts.
The nuclear radiation also roaming around the continent was large enough to be detected by radiation monitoring sensors. Finland and Norway also conducted similar observations.
“Very low levels of the radioactive substances cesium-134, cesium-137, cobalt-60, and ruthenium-103 were measured,” stated the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority in a Twitter post.
“The levels measured are so low that they pose no danger to people or the environment,” they added.
According to Associated Press, small amounts of radioactive isotopes harmless to the environment and also to humans were spotted in parts of southern Scandinavia, Finland, and the Arctic, by the Norwegian, Finnish, and Swedish radiation and nuclear safety watchdogs.
It is currently impossible to confirm the source of the increased levels of radioactivity, said the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority on Tuesday, June 23. The report also stated that the origin of the clouds, which contained the radioactive isotopes that have allegedly been blowing across the skies of northern Europe, is still unknown. There are also no speculations provided by its Norwegian and Finnish counterparts about the potential source.
The Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation, Lassina Zerbo, posted a tweet that shows a map revealing what he described as “the potential source region.” It was revealed that the possible source of the nuclear radiation spike could be in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, or Russia. But, the map showed that the largest part of the selected zone was on the continent of Russia.
“These isotopes are most likely from a civil source,” said Zerbo in another tweet.
“We can indicate the likely region of the source, but it’s outside the CTBTO’s mandate to identify the exact origin,” he added.
The data clarified that the sudden increase of the roaming nuclear radiation is not from nuclear weapons, but it can be related to something like a nuclear power plant. The AP stated that a damaged nuclear fuel element can be the cause of the radioactive spike.
A spokesperson for the Russian nuclear power station operations subsidiary, Rosenergoatom, disputed that Russia is the one to be blamed for the nuclear radiation spike. It was confirmed the two nuclear power plants of Russia are working properly and normally.
“Both stations are working in normal regime,” said the Rosenergoatom.
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