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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:25 pm 
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Mrs. told me last week that talk among her family was about new radiation contamination being covered up by Russian .gov
Couldn't find anything in Europe or US news then---but this popped up this morning: (yes, I know it's ZH--but there is a link to a legitimate site)
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-24/locals-furious-russian-government-refuses-release-info-about-radiation-leak
and more info
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-21/russia-confirms-toxic-cloud-extremely-high-radiation-source-remains-mystery
and a link to French monitoring site
http://www.irsn.fr/EN/newsroom/News/Pages/20171006_Detection-of-ruthenium-106-in-the-air-in-the-east-and-south-east-parts-of-Europe-Update.aspx

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I saw a few mentions of it on NPR news a few weeks ago, but it didn't get a lot of attention for some reason. I guess it might have been lost amongst other news because the dose outside of the local area was very low - safe, but detectable by sensitive monitoring sites - and that concrete details seem slim. Not sure what the impact on the local population is though.

NPR sources:
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/17/564642961/clues-in-that-mysterious-radioactive-cloud-point-toward-russia
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/10/563286253/mysterious-radioactive-cloud-over-europe-hints-at-accident-farther-east

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It seems like unless their is a massive death toll or political repercussions , this kind of news never makes it to headline news status anymore. Popocateptl in Mexico has been erupting for the past week and there's barely a blip about it

https://news.sky.com/story/mexico-volcano-erupts-shooting-ash-and-smoke-into-the-air-11144052

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The BBC covered it, a little.

Last I recall it was the Russians admitting that they had detected the cloud... Finally.


I always like measuring radiation in Banana peels (I work along side a team with radio labelled chemicals) and so it's easy to explain that this much radioactive waste has the same effect as a pile of 100 Bannana's.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_equivalent_dose

The reports keep saying upto 1000 times the background level of Ruthenium-106, but as the background level of Ruthenium-106 is effectivly zero, I can't work out how many bannanas this cloud is equivalent too.

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