Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish radioactive and nuclear safety observers say they record a small number of isotopes this week in parts of Finland and southern Scandinavia. Dutch officials say the source of increased radioactivity may be in western Russia.
According to experts, bursts of radiation may indicate damage to a fuel cell in a nuclear power plant. It is noted that radioactive isotopes are harmless to humans.
"Radionuclides are artificial, that is, they were created by man. The composition of the nuclides may indicate damage to the fuel cell at a nuclear power plant," Dutch experts said.
The Dutch National Institute for Health and Environment also said that they could not determine the exact location of the radiation emissions.
In turn, Russia reports that the Leningrad plant near St. Petersburg and the Kola plant in the Murmansk region "operate in normal mode with radiation levels within normal limits."
As we reported before, slightly increased levels of radioactivity detected in northern Europe this month. Dutch officials said it may be from a source in western Russia and may “indicate damage to a fuel element in a nuclear power plant.”