Misusing of used atomic fuel in Russia may have produced radioactivity spread crosswise over Europ

Mishandling of spent nuclear fuel in Russia

For 2 weeks in September and October a year ago, hints of the humanmade isotope ruthenium-106 drifted crosswise over Europe, activating identifiers from Norway to Greece and Ukraine to Switzerland. The radioactive cloud was too thin to possibly be hazardous, containing close to a couple of grams of material, however, its starting point represented an outsize puzzle. Presently, researchers at the French Institute of Radioprotection and Nuclear Security (IRSN) in Paris say the isotope may have been discharged from the Mayak atomic office close Ozyorsk in southern Russia. IRSN contends…

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