October 26, 2020

Russia denies being behind a mysterious radiation leak making its way across Scandinavia

Russia on Saturday denied allegations that it was behind a cloud of radiation seeping into southern Scandinavia.

Last week, energy watchdogs in Finland, Sweden, and Norway reported increased levels of the Ru-103, Cs-134, and Cs-137 radioisotopes in June, according to The Associated Press (AP).

The countries did not accuse Russia directly, but the Netherlands’ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (NIPHE) said on Friday that an analysis of the data showed that the radiation comes “from the direction of Western Russia.”

The pattern “indicates damage to a fuel element in a nuclear power plant,” the NIPHE said.

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