From RFERL: https://www.rferl.org/a/radioactive-cloud-irsn-russia-kazakstan/28846324.html
“French Nuclear Watchdog: Radioactive Cloud In Europe Came From Russia Or Kazakhstan, November 10, 2017 09:43 GMT, RFE/RL
A cloud of radioactive pollution over Europe in late September likely originated from a nuclear facility in Russia or Kazakhstan, the French nuclear safety institute IRSN said.
In a November 9 statement, IRSN ruled out an accident in a nuclear reactor, saying it was a likely leak in a nuclear fuel-treatment site or center for radioactive medicine.
In recent weeks, IRSN and several other nuclear safety institutes in Europe had measured high levels of ruthenium 106, a radioactive nuclide which does not occur naturally and is the product of splitting atoms in a nuclear reactor.
Because of its short half-life of about one year, ruthenium 106 is used in nuclear medicine.
There has been no impact on human health or the environment in Europe…
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