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: [intlink id=”radioactive-iodine-131-detected-sweden-norway-finland-reactor-isotope-source-hospital” type=”post”]{{empty}}[/intlink]

h/t Anonymous tips

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

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41 comments to Xinhua: Radioactive Iodine-131 detected in Austria

  • James2

    “No danger to public health”.

    Somebody needs to make a parody of that phrase. What a hollow and ridiculous lie.

  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    I agree. How many members of the “public” have to be harmed before there is a danger to public health?

    James2–Did you see this Japanese Reagae Muisc video originally posted by arclight? Thought you might enjoy if you have not seen it. Can’t get the tune out of my head.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNiOr3odYpw&feature=player_embedded#!

  • arclight arclight

    Campaigners mount bid to outlaw nuclear subsidies [fr]
    Published 24 January 2012
    Lawyers acting on behalf of British anti-nuclear campaigners have submitted a complaint about atomic subsidies to the European Commission which, if upheld, could prevent the building of new nuclear reactors in the EU.
    “Nuclear power is heavily subsidised, and even on the British government’s terms that is wrong,” said Gerry Wolff, coordinator of the Energy Fair group which lodged the complaint with the EU’s Competition directorate-general.

    “They’ve said repeatedly that nuclear power shouldn’t receive any subsidies,” he told EurActiv.

    Energy Fair argues that the cap on liabilities that the British and other European governments provide to the nuclear industry constitutes an unfair subsidy.

    If withdrawn, they say it would leave the nuclear industry uncompetitive in comparison with other low-carbon technologies.

    “It has been calculated that, if nuclear operators were fully insured against the cost of nuclear disasters like those at Chernobyl and Fukushima, the price of nuclear electricity would rise by at least €0.14 per kWh [Kilowatt hour] and perhaps as much as €2.36,” a press release on the group’s website says.

    By contrast, wind electricity in the UK retails at around €0.14 per kWh.

    State intervention

    Nuclear advocates maintain that the chances of a catastrophic accident are so remote – and the sums involved so massive – that state intervention to cover an unlikely eventuality is prudent, and a practical way of moving towards a low-carbon economy.

    But Wolff said that even at a ratio of one accident every 10,000 years, with some 400 nuclear reactors in operation around the world, the timespan for accidents would shrink considerably.

    “If you look at the actual record – Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima – then even ignoring some near disasters in-between, you are coming to a disaster every 11 years,” he said.

    cont……

  • Bobby1

    The alpha and beta readings in eastern Europe started rising Jan. 26 or 27:

    http://i44.tinypic.com/rw3zwy.jpg

    The latest criticality has been going on for some time. If it got to Europe Jan. 27, it probably was emitted a week before that from Fuku.

    • Spectrometising

      Bobby1….in any case, the articles says …
      The AGES think (Collectively) measurements and dispersion calculation kinda indicate that the source might locate from Eastern Europe. A similar incident happened in November, 2011. Defect in the filtration system???? From dreaded Hungarian radioisotope institute has caused emission of Iodine-137 ???? into the air????

      • Bobby1

        The November I-131 detection in Europe was accompanied by a Tepco admission of xenon and krypton releases. Now we have a new Tepco admission, and there is I-131 in Europe again.

        Tepco blamed the noble gas releases on curium, and the IAEA blamed a Hungarian lab for the iodine. No admission of re-criticality then or now.

    • arclight arclight

      err !! nearly fresh air 🙁

  • Spectrometising

    Compare half life and decide.
    http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/053.131/index.p.full.html
    http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/053.137/index.p.full.html
    But the article says Iodine 137 ????
    Thoughts anyone.

  • Spectrometising

    Read to the end of the article and find Iodine 137 mentioned with a half life of 24 seconds…….Just saying…..was it a typo??

  • Spectrometising

    Um yeah those pesky Hungarians…..all the same…..trikin us with 137 ….happens all the time. Has something to do with diet.

  • arclight arclight

    0.6 microsievert/hr peaks in steinfort luxemborg

    report from the 4th febuary!

  • arclight arclight

    3 microsieverts and 300+ bequerels of radiation in romania!! 31/jan/2012

  • arclight arclight

    and finally from the 15th january 2012

    blimey! 1.2 microsieverts to the lungs!! do the people of hungary know??

  • Blondie Blondie

    From Eastern Europe? There was also that nuclear research facility in Moscow that caught fire last Sunday. Maybe it was more serious a fire than they tell us.

    • arclight arclight

      it was a reasonably small radiological incident.. only a couple of local monitors had data removed.. seen worse” “breaks in data further west!!

  • arclight arclight

    BREAKING!! AFTER DECADES OF GOOD SERVICE! EURDEP HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN!

    you heard it on enenews first,, now waiting for the copyright infringent notices to come through.. that will destroy the evidence!!

    and i found an american monitor too!!

    i BLAME B AND B!! COS ITS NOTHING TO DO WITH ME…!!!

    who needs public monitoring anyway????

    • arclight arclight

      oh the history, the way i see it

      arclight discovers eurdep land!

      arclight downloads stuff

      b and b complains about “slight ” emmissions” showing their own evidence

      eurdep stops picture downloads

      iaea lady mutters something about medians or average or something like that

      b and b calls lady iaea prrrrrson a tosser
      eurdep shut down!

      that i think is the sequence of events!!

      no more overtime for eurdep engineers (remember the new years eve call out? that was me!)

      no more boring videos looking at the linear lines on the uk monitors!

      gieger on!!

      🙁

      • arclight arclight

        hey b and b

        i was only joking about it being your fault.. seemed fummier the first time round !!

        glad you sent that letter! wonder what she will say about the averages now!! eurdep normaly gives advance warning of outages…

        if its temporary i worry about stienfort as the regular pattern of emmisions is building up week by week!! and the peaks are getting higher!! keep an eye on you-measure.com its the only reliable monitor in europe!! the german sites are switching off to avoid the colour change

        take care! and you hg! err its actually blowing my way.. lol!

        • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

          lol arc 🙂

          * everything is always my fault, you know

          • arclight arclight

            eurdep have taken down the polite “get back to us later page!!”

            i cant believe the press are swallowing this bullshit! they have kids who are part of the “grand experiment” too!

            suppose you can lead a horse to water but you cant make them drink it!

          • arclight arclight

            still cant access my emails! 🙁 face book stopped working after enenews crashed 🙁 THEY are getting wise!! 🙁

            but you cant keep a fired up lemming down for long…! 😉

            banzai no nukes!!

            dont be surprised if im off the internet for a while, will work around that 🙂 eventually! :/

            • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

              Arc! Hang on two minutes! Found sth for you

              • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

                @arc, the eurdep is run by the ITU (Institute for Transuranium Elements). This is from their site: “bla bla… In addition there is the gentlemen’s agreement that participating to EURDEP automatically means that data delivery will continue during an emergency but with a higher data transmission frequency.”

                Nice eh! A gentlemen’s agreement during emergencies!

                http://itu.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

                • arclight arclight

                  the servers are also run through germany and …. italy (famous for countrywide switch offs when slovenia, slovakia amd budapest BURP!)

                  lol!

    • arclight arclight

      we have a cold front and a warm front meeting at lower levels than the jetstream .. as far as i can tell the american stream is heading north to iceland and norway and is meeting the russian stream that is also headed north.. they meet over the uk today but the russian front will push the warm front out into the atlantic/ireland, then will head north east! if there is something nasty in the air from russia i should pick it up.. but it could be la hague or luxwmburg etc also! no eurdep!! hope its back on tommorrow?? are they covering a release or annoyed about the analysis.. either way they are obviously spooked!

  • arclight arclight

    this evening the peaks have slowed and the lower range has dropped! we have very cold but dry weather.. heres the latest on that from london uk

    Oliver shanti and friends- out of the blues
    Double speed video
    Range for this evening has improved a lot..

    0.08 microsieverts/hr to 0.16 microsieverts/hr in gentle 5 to 10 minute cycles, very steady with the odd rise to 0.18 mcSv/h or peaks up to 0.33 mcSv/h, but these are rare, maybe on every hour!
    0.08 microsieverts/h! nice to see you! however briefly!
    used to get 0.4 microsievert/hr or less!! the good old days! eh?
    Phew! Whats next?

  • arclight arclight

    going back 30 days.. this is the list of admitted isotopes found in finland

    CS-137

    A11

    Bq/m3

    15

    BE-7

    A11

    Bq/m3

    15

    CO-60

    A11

    Bq/m3

    15

    RU-103

    A11

    Bq/m3

    15

    I-131

    A11

    Bq/m3

    15

    CS-134

    A11

    Bq/m3

    15

    CE-144

    A11

    Bq/m3

    15

    BE-7

    A1

    Bq/m3

    40

    CS-137

    A1

    Bq/m3

    40

    CO-60

    A1

    Bq/m3

    40

    RU-103

    A1

    Bq/m3

    40

    I-131

    A1

    Bq/m3

    40

    CS-134

    A1

    Bq/m3

    40

    CE-144

    A1

    Bq/m3

    40

    TE-132

    A1

    Bq/m3

    40

    NA-22

    A1

    Bq/m3

    4

    T-GAMMA

    A5

    nSv/h

    184617

    and heres the norwegian list

    T-GAMMA

    A5

    nSv/h

    22825

    BE-7

    A112H

    Bq/m3

    22

    CS-137

    A112H

    Bq/m3

    21

    I-131

    A112H

    Bq/m3

    21

    TL-208T

    A112H

    Bq/m3

    4

    PB-210

    A112H

    Bq/m3

    0

    PB-212T

    A112H

    Bq/m3

    4

    PB-214U

    A112H

    Bq/m3

    4

    NA-22

    A112H

    Bq/m3

    6

    CS-134

    A112H

    Bq/m3

    9

    CO-60

    A112H

    Bq/m3

    8

    CS-136

    A112H

    Bq/m3

    3

    I-132

    A112H

    Bq/m3

    3

    I-133

    A112H

    Bq/m3

    3

    TE-132

    A112H

    Bq/m3

    3

    U-235

    A112H

    Bq/m3

    3

    RA-226U

    A112H

    Bq/m3

    3

    PA-234M

    A112H

    Bq/m3

    3

    BI-214U

    A112H

    Bq/m3

    3

    AC-228T

    A112H

    Bq/m3

    3

    loads more here…

    http://eurdep.jrc.ec.europa.eu/map3/NetworkDataTypesSummary.aspx

  • arclight arclight

    i 131, i 132,and i 133 but no i 137????

  • gtv-racer

    I had peaks of 0.65 Micro sieverts/hour on my geiger counter here in southern holland…. Can make a video of it. Peaks of 0.45 are quite normal here. Little bit scary…

    The avarage is about 0.15 micro sieverts per hour.

    @arclight: Do you know if you can hook up the Soeks geiger counter for logging. I’ve got the same one and it seems interesting to me with so much going on. Don’t see anyting on the net. My email is Mintenp@hotmail.com. Don’t wont to go to much of topic.