Norwegian experts recorded an increased level of radiation near the northern borders of Russia — next to the Kola Peninsula. The Dutch institute assured that radioactive substances could have come just from the Russian Federation, and even announced a possible “explosion” at a Russian nuclear power plant. This information, however, was soon refuted.
Norwegian experts recorded an increased level of radioactive substances near the Kola Peninsula, located near the border with Norway and Finland, reports The Barents Observer.
So, an excess of iodine-131 was recorded. Observers from Sweden and Finland soon also stated that they had found cesium-134 and other substances.
The Dutch National Institute for Health and the Environment stated that supposedly the radionuclides reached Scandinavia, moving in the direction from Russia, and associated their occurrence with a possible accident at a nuclear power plant. At the same time, they added that the amount of emissions is not a threat to local residents and the environment.
Rosenergoatom, in turn, noted that there were no violations in the operation of fuel cells at nuclear power plants in the northwestern part of the Russian Federation. Roshydromet, meanwhile, reported the absence of an increased level of radioactive particles in the Baltic Sea region.
Then, the Finnish expert Pia Westerbacca, who heads the Department of Environmental Radiation Monitoring at the Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety of the country, emphasized that the excess of radionuclides is not the result of some kind of explosion, writes Yle.
She added that there is no evidence to suggest that radioactive particles came from the territory of Russia.