Skip to comments.Nuke agency reports unusual radiation in Europe
Posted on 11/11/2011 7:06:45 AM PST by MindBender26Edited on 11/11/2011 7:10:56 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency is reporting "very low" — but higher than usual — levels of radiation in the Czech Republic and elsewhere in Europe.
The International Atomic Energy Agency says the "very low levels of iodine-131 have been measured in the atmosphere over the Czech Republic" and elsewhere on the continent.
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Finding the emitter should be no problem, as wind currents are well known and recorded. Just as cops who find a body in a river can trace the currents back to determine where the body was dumped, the scientists should be able to combine knowledge of wind records and the decay patterns of the Iodine-131 to determine the source of the contamination.
Also, we may find that the contamination is much worse at the source, of if was not a single source, it may well be terrorists/Iran demonstrating what they can do.
Trace elements carried along with the iodine-131 would also help identify the reactor in which the radioactive elements were created.
This could be very significant.
From just the title I assume:
The next crisis in Europe involves liberals radiating toward a more conservative political view.
Maybe Iran had a melt down, or internal accident.
What is most worrisome is that who can trust the IAEA anymore?
Maybe. “accident” yeah, that’s the ticket!
Has anyone checked the seismographs recently? Is it possible that Iran had a small underground test that governments are trying to keep quiet about because if they admit it they will have to either publicly accept a nuclear Iran or react violently?
I-131 is usually seen in a gaseous state, so imagine putting a pressurized canister in the back of a trunk, then driving down the autobahn or other such roads, dispersing as you do.
Makes point of release computations, unless some has contaminated objects on one side of the road as opposed to the other. In that case, you have a what, where, when, and how..... but no “who.”
If not revealed by the point of emission study, then an analysis of trace elements may indicate a source and/or a reactor in which it was produced.
For example, at PANTEX, they were working with some Hanford Plutonium. They could even tell in which reactor it was created, and where in that reactor!
Looked at the winds aloft at 5000 and 25,000 feet.
Iran nuke program having an “oops”?
No proof. Just the source of common sense as I followed this story much longer than most(You have to go looking for such news). You do realize that radiation is still being released there? Here in the us We are being exposed to it every day. And will be for the rest of our lives. Yes it is a “Small Amount”... And the question of will it hurt us is at best unproven.
Some proof of recent criticality has even been discovered in Japan in recent days.
Could this be something else sure. But until proven otherwise then I will speculate on the most obvious.
I wonder if Israel is abating a known problem in a neighboring country.
Probably not Japan.
I-131 has very short half life, so for detectable levels to be noticed in Europe, much higher levels would have to existed elsewhere if it was coming all the distance/time from Japan.
Additionally, You can be sure that the US, PRC, SK and Russia are all running sniffer flights over international waters 360 degrees around Japan.