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Nuke agency reports unusual radiation in Europe
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Posted on 11/11/2011 7:06:45 AM PST by MindBender26

Edited 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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This may be very significant. Like Chernobyl. where the then-USSR did not report the explosion until increased radiation days later, someone is hiding something.

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.

1 posted on 11/11/2011 7:06:45 AM PST by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26

Thanks.


2 posted on 11/11/2011 7:08:02 AM PST by arkady_renko (I want to believe.)
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To: MindBender26

From just the title I assume:

The next crisis in Europe involves liberals radiating toward a more conservative political view.


3 posted on 11/11/2011 7:08:59 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals vote like clowns walking thru a minefield, oblivious to the consequences.)
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To: MindBender26

Tehran?


4 posted on 11/11/2011 7:11:15 AM PST by null and void (MSGT Dean Hopkins USMC (ret) WWII-Korea-Vietnam 11/9/1925-10/22/2011 My hero, my Dad)
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To: null and void

Maybe Iran had a melt down, or internal accident.


5 posted on 11/11/2011 7:26:31 AM PST by ReformedBeckite (1 of 3 I'm only allowing my self each day)
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To: MindBender26
That short life of the isotope can be used to limit the radius of possible emission.
6 posted on 11/11/2011 7:26:41 AM PST by NativeSon
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To: MindBender26

What is most worrisome is that who can trust the IAEA anymore?


7 posted on 11/11/2011 7:30:40 AM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: ReformedBeckite

Maybe. “accident” yeah, that’s the ticket!


8 posted on 11/11/2011 7:32:25 AM PST by null and void (MSGT Dean Hopkins USMC (ret) WWII-Korea-Vietnam 11/9/1925-10/22/2011 My hero, my Dad)
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To: ReformedBeckite
Maybe Iran had a melt down, or internal accident.

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?

9 posted on 11/11/2011 7:36:31 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: null and void
Unk this time.

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!

10 posted on 11/11/2011 7:39:56 AM PST by MindBender26 (Forget AMEX. Remember your Glock 27: Never Leave Home Without It!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo
FYI
11 posted on 11/11/2011 7:54:19 AM PST by MindBender26 (Forget AMEX. Remember your Glock 27: Never Leave Home Without It!)
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To: null and void

Looked at the winds aloft at 5000 and 25,000 feet.

Could be.


12 posted on 11/11/2011 7:57:01 AM PST by MindBender26 (Forget AMEX. Remember your Glock 27: Never Leave Home Without It!)
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To: gieriscm

FYI


13 posted on 11/11/2011 7:57:06 AM PST by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: null and void

No- Japan.


14 posted on 11/11/2011 7:57:47 AM PST by Revel
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To: Revel

Source please?


15 posted on 11/11/2011 8:12:34 AM PST by null and void (MSGT Dean Hopkins USMC (ret) WWII-Korea-Vietnam 11/9/1925-10/22/2011 My hero, my Dad)
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To: MindBender26

Iran nuke program having an “oops”?


16 posted on 11/11/2011 8:16:54 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: null and void

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.


17 posted on 11/11/2011 8:31:15 AM PST by Revel
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To: Revel

Thanks!


18 posted on 11/11/2011 8:35:08 AM PST by null and void (MSGT Dean Hopkins USMC (ret) WWII-Korea-Vietnam 11/9/1925-10/22/2011 My hero, my Dad)
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To: MindBender26

I wonder if Israel is abating a known problem in a neighboring country.


19 posted on 11/11/2011 8:40:44 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Defeat Obama. End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: Revel; null and void

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.


20 posted on 11/11/2011 8:48:47 AM PST by MindBender26 (Forget AMEX. Remember your Glock 27: Never Leave Home Without It!)
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