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Radioactive cloud over Europe had civilian background via EurekAlert!

NEWS RELEASE 12-JUN-2020 UNIVERSITY OF MÜNSTER A mysterious cloud containing radioactive ruthenium-106, which moved across Europe in autumn 2017, is still bothering Europe’s radiation protection entities. Although the activity concentrations were innocuous, they reached up to 100 times the levels of … Continue reading

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Russia blames radioactive cloud on falling satellite, denies nuclear plant leak via euronews

Russia has denied that a spike in radioactive levels across Europe was due to a nuclear facility leak, saying the increase was instead caused by a satellite that burned as it re-entered Earth’s atmosphere.   Greenpeace Russia had alleged that a … Continue reading

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Here’s What You Need to Know About That Mysterious Radiation Cloud Over Europe via Science Alert

After weeks of silence and denials, Russia has confirmed that it too has detected evidence of a mysterious radiation cloud floating above much of Europe, observing a dramatic radiation spike above Russia’s Ural Mountains. The acknowledgement comes after a number … Continue reading

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Radiation Cloud Over Europe, Not ‘Harmless’ to Those near Unknown Source, Nuclear Expert Says via EnviroNews

An airborne plume of radioactive ruthenium 106 from a nuclear accident was detected “in the atmosphere of the majority of European countries,” from late September through mid-October, according to France’s Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety Institute (IRSN) — but the source is still … Continue reading

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