Hungarian gov’t radiation expert: Iodine-131 detected in Budapest, but it’s OK because “this is far below the levels found after Fukushima”

Published: November 11th, 2011 at 10:03 am ET
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Nov. 11 — Dr Geza Safrany of Hungary’s National Research Institute for Radiobiology and Radiohygiene told Reuters:

  • “A very minimal increase in activity was registered (in Hungary) on Nov. 5 … but this is far below the levels found after Fukushima”
  • “For the time being the source of the leakage cannot be determined”
  • Detections were made at monitoring stations in Budapest and the eastern town of Miskolc
  • He said it was unlikely Hungary would be the source of the leakage as it was detected in several places in Europe

See also: Iodine-131 now detected in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary... other countries -- An indicator of nuclear chain reaction -- 10 days after criticality talk at Fukushima

Published: November 11th, 2011 at 10:03 am ET
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