Update: Radiation Detected On, In or Near the Baltic….

| July 5, 2020


LENINGRAD REGION, RUSSIA – AUGUST 22, 2019: An aerial view of the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant in the town of Sosnovy Bor on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland. Peter Kovalev/TASS (Photo by Peter KovalevTASS via Getty Images)

In an update to Ex’s post, and surprising exactly no one,
Russia denies any responsibility for elevated levels of radionuclides associated with civil nuclear activities. The reply from Russia’s Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) was actually quite bizarre. Read for yourself:

Russia denies nuclear incident following detection of isotopes in northern Europe

This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission.

Russia has denied any nuclear incidents after an international body detected unusual radioactive isotopes produced by nuclear fission in northern Europe.

Last week in Sweden, a station of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), which monitors the world for evidence of nuclear weapons tests, detected unexplained “higher than usual levels” of radioactive isotopes that likely came from somewhere around the Baltic Sea.

The CTBTO head, Lassina Zerbo, tweeted on June 26 that the elevated levels of three radionuclides generally associated with civil nuclear activities — cesium-134, cesium-137, and ruthenium-103 — had been detected on June 22-23.

But the group also said later the same day that the levels it saw were “not harmful for human health.”

Russia’s Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) said on June 29 that it had measured radiation levels after the CTBTO’s report and all measurements “indicated stability.”

The Rospotrebnadzor’s press service stressed that Russia’s executive bodies, monitoring the radiation situation, did not confirm the information in question.

Kremlin spokesman Dimitry Peskov also said on June 29 that Russia’s “state-of-the-art, modern radiation safety monitoring system” had not registered any “threatening situations or emergencies.”

Rosenergoatom, a unit of the state nuclear company Rosatom, said over the weekend that Russia’s two northwest nuclear power plants, in the Leningrad region and Kola peninsula, were working normally and radiation levels were unchanged.

Well there you have it. Nothing to see here Comrade. Move along.
Read the entire article here: American Military News

Category: "Teh Stoopid", Russia

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  1. Ex-PH2 says:

    By “state of the art”, does that refer something that the Soviets stole from us back in the early days of nuke power stations, et cetera? Or are they buying stuff from China that China stole from us?

  2. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Let’s not forget that in the USSR days they denied having hosted THE worst Nuclear Disaster in Human History for as long as they could!

  3. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Looks like a pages taken out of the CCP’s/USSR’s playbook… deny anything happened, then come and ask for help when it’s too late.

  4. 5th/77th FA says:

    Only the long tailed rabbits and 5 legged frogs know for sure what happened.

  5. JustALurkinAround says:

    “Russia has denied…”

    Well, I’m satisfied.

  6. timactual says:

    OMG!
    It’s on fire, look at all the smoke!!
    Just like Chernobyl!

    Sadly, when I was younger and even more stupid my partner and I issued an air pollution citation to a small business that was producing “smoke” just like that. It was totally opaque and thus a violation.

  7. Sapper3307 says:

    I blame Trump.

  8. Wireman611 says:

    Who had nuclear meltdown for July?

  9. Slow Joe says:

    I thought July was “Second Wave Covid19”, and August was “Nuclear Meltdown”, with September as “North Korea invades the South as a desperate attempt to get food”.

    When is the alien invasion?

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      I was predicting Flying Mutant Piranha Fish myself when someone cried out about people flushing meth was affecting alligators, so I lost that bet to reptiles on meth!

  10. Green Thumb says:

    Even Jill Stein was hanging with the Russians.

    Curious as to her input on this issue.

  11. NHSparky says:

    I’m still waiting for someone to tell us it was Pu-239 versus U-235. The Ruthenium-103 is a peak fission fragment of Pu, although at a core EOL a substantial percentage of thermal fissions are from Pu-239.

    Curiouser and curiouser….