Xinhua: Radioactive Iodine-131 detected in Austria

Published: February 7th, 2012 at 12:56 pm ET
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Title: Radioactive Iodine-131 detected in Austria, no source
Source: Xinhua
Date: Feb. 6

Higher than normal levels of radiation Iodine 131 was measured in the air in Austria but without danger to the public health, said the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) on Monday, ruling out a source in Austria. 

Traces of isotope were detected by the air-collecting station in Vienna from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2. The Iodine-131 concentration was at an extremely low level of six microbecquerel per cubic meter of air [...]

The AGES believed that the results of the measurements and dispersion calculation would indicate that the source may locate in Eastern Europe [...]

Read the report here

From last week: Radioactive Iodine-131 detected by Sweden, Norway, Finland -- "Most likely a reactor or a isotope-source at a hospital"

h/t Anonymous tips

Published: February 7th, 2012 at 12:56 pm ET
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