Skip to comments.Sensors detect rise in nuclear particles on Baltic Sea, global body says
Posted on 06/26/2020 8:40:31 PM PDT by ameribbean expat
Radiation sensors in Stockholm have detected higher-than-usual but still harmless levels of isotopes produced by nuclear fission, probably from somewhere on or near the Baltic Sea, a body running a worldwide network of the sensors said on Friday.
The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) oversees a network of hundreds of monitoring stations that use seismic, hydroacoustic and other technology to check for a nuclear weapon test anywhere in the world. That technology can, however, be put to other uses as well.
One of its stations scanning the air for radionuclides - telltale radioactive particles that can be carried long distances by the wind - detected unusually high levels of three radionuclides earlier this week: caesium-134, caesium-137 and ruthenium-103.
The Stockholm monitoring station "detected 3isotopes; Cs-134, Cs-137 & Ru-103 associated w/Nuclear fission @ higher[ ] than usual levels (but not harmful for human health)", CTBTO chief Lassina Zerbo said on Twitter (here on Friday evening.
The particles were detected on "22/23 June", he added.
Zerbo's post included a borderless map showing where the particles might have come from in the 72 hours before they were detected - a large area (here) covering the tips of Denmark and Norway as well as southern Sweden, much of Finland, Baltic countries and part of western Russia including St Petersburg.
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Russia missing another Nuke sub?
I remember reading a newspaper article about Sweden detecting some particles and I was thinking at the time well, that ain’t so good...
It was in April 1986 about two days before Chernobyl was revealed.
You’ve lost another submarine?
You beat me to it.
Not since the “Hunt for Red October”!
TX. Knew a guy on sob who’s dossimiter went nuts Cruz he hung his pants on a nuclear warhead.
A lot of ground covered there, wonder if there is additional information, anywhere?
“but still harmless levels of isotopes”
And that is where I say... Propaganda.
Russia has an old typhoon-class sub in the Baltic.
Good memory you have. I think you are right.
I heard it was in a moat around a dacha right outside of St. Pete’s.
Nothing to see here, folks!
A boo boo in Iran.
All “nuclear powers”, right?
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