Tuesday, November 15, 2011

European Iodine 131 And Cobalt 60 Fallout- A Romanian Reactor CANDU That

As the POTRBLOG team was researching the current widespread and unattributed European Iodine 131 outbreak and its potential creation via the spallation of atmospheric Fukushima Plutonium 239 by Solar Coronal Mass Ejections, we discovered one small tidbit of information that could be the fingerprint of a a fuel-rod meltdown common to a CANDU-6 reactor.

The CANDU link is small and tenuous. But it is worth mentioning given that Cobalt 60 has been detected in the European fallout, and that Cobalt 60 would be produced from the meltdown of a CANDU fuelrod. The only CANDU reactor in Europe is located in Cernavodă Romania, due east of some of the strongest fallout detections in Slovenia.

However, given that the connection to Romania would be so obvious, it is hard to imagine that the IAEA would not quickly identify the source. The possible connection to Romania is explored at the end of the above video.

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  1. Perhaps European leaders are becoming restless at the lack of action on fukushima and have decided to send a little message?

    Just a thought...


    it says, it is coming from Hungary..

    “Dear B&B,
    As you may have seen from today’s news, the source of the iodine-131 recently detected across parts of Europe has now been identified as most probably a radioisotope production facility in Budapest. (Its products include radiopharmaceuticals for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.) The IAEA has issued the following statement:

    The IAEA has received information from the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (HAEA) that the source of the iodine-131 (I-131) detected in Europe was most probably a release to the atmosphere from the Institute of Isotopes Ltd., Budapest. The Institute of Isotopes Ltd. produces radioisotopes for healthcare, research and industrial applications. According to the HAEA, the release occurred from September 8 to November 16, 2011. The cause of the release is under investigation.
    As previously mentioned, the levels of I-131 that have been detected in Europe are extremely low. There is no health concern to the population. If any member of the public were to breathe iodine for a whole year at the levels measured in European countries, then they would receive a dose in the range of 0.01 microsieverts for the year. To put this into perspective, the average annual background is 2400 microsieverts per year.
    The IAEA was first notified of the presence of trace levels of I-131 by authorities from the Czech Republic on 11 November. Since this notification, the IAEA contacted several member states throughout the region to determine the cause and origin. The IAEA also worked with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to conduct air dispersion modelling, as part of efforts to determine the source.
    Best regards,
    Gill Tudor
    Spokesperson/Head of Media and Outreach Section,
    International Atomic Energy Agency.”


  3. The company admits to releasing about 300 doses of Iodine 131; anyone caught in a down wind rain storm could be in for some serious problems.

    There are a lot of things the don't add up pinning the totality of the issue on that company. The biggest issue we see is that fission products were detected, and it is extremely doubtful that company is producing Iodine 131 via fission.

    How would the IAEA explain the detection of Cs-134,137, Ru-103, I-132, Te-132 and Co-60 injunction with I-131?

    Looking at the company's website, a leak in a fume hood would explain the I-131 and the Co-60, but they would have had to make separate production runs of each product.

    Seems like this topic deserves its own post.