France detects radioactive iodine traces in air , Agence France Presse, Nov. 15, 2011:
[...] Concentrations of iodine 131 measuring a few microbecquerels per cubic metre were detected last week at four monitoring stations in northern and eastern France, the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) said.
“Although the presence of iodine 131 over national territory is quite exceptional… the level of concentrations that have been observed are of no risk for public health,” it said in a press release. [...]
the source is unlikely to be Japan´s crippled nuclear power plant at Fukushima, where iodine was released in March but later stopped, the agency said.
A possible source could be a reactor used for electricity or research or a plant using iodine 131 to make medical devices, the IRSN speculated. [...]
Here is the complete list of European countries that have reported detections of iodine-131 in recent days:
Published: November 16th, 2011 at 1:48 am ET
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