European media: The cause of a hidden nuclear accident in Russia has been established

In 2017, a radioactive cloud appeared over Europe, the source of which was the Mayak enterprise in the Chelyabinsk region of Russia. This, referring to chemical scientists, reports the Austrian publication Der Standart.

Investigation of the accident was conducted by Georg Steinhauser, a professor of radioecology at the University of Hanover. According to him, the release occurred on September 25-26, 2017.

In September 2017, European measuring stations recorded an increased concentration in the atmosphere of the radioactive element ruthenium-106. As it turned out, the source of the leak was the Mayak nuclear facility, located one and a half thousand kilometers from Moscow. The production association, opened in 1946 (according to other sources - in 1948), used plutonium in the creation of atomic weapons. Ruthenium can be obtained from plutonium fission products.

The difficulty in the study was that ruthenium is also found in nature. However, when measuring, it turned out that the proportion of nuclear ruthenium amounted to almost 80 percent of the total mass of the studied substance - this proved that the element belongs to the remains of nuclear fuel. According to Steinhauser and other scientists, an accident with the release of ruthenium-106 could happen due to improper fuel processing procedures, which caused a fire or explosion and subsequent release of the substance into the atmosphere.

The specificity of the studied samples of nuclear fuel residues suggests that it could be used on request for a European neutrino project in the Italian laboratory of Gran Sasso. The experiment required a radioactive element cerium-144, which was produced from spent fuel. In December 2017 - less than three months after the appearance of the mysterious radioactive cloud over Europe, the order for Mayak was canceled and the neutrino project was canceled.
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  1. T. Hanks Offline T. Hanks
    T. Hanks (Igor) 17 June 2020 18: 41
    Or a fire, or an explosion, or maybe aliens. And all the bastards Russian teach Europe. Either from 48, or from 46. A very smart professor. Not Russian.
  2. A 123 Offline A 123
    A 123 (Andrei) 17 June 2020 19: 17
    Article a year ago.
  3. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 17 June 2020 19: 49
    Ruthenium-106 was found almost over the whole of Europe (the highest concentration over Romania), the remains were found even in Guadeloupe, Kuwait, the USA and Mongolia.
    Who is to blame, the question is more of a rhetorical one, Russians naturally, well, who else can poison democracy? laughing A group of pundits prepared a report in the style of "probably and possibly" with pictures

    True, the Russians did not want to repent, but who would believe them? winked
    What is typical in a search engine on the topic is given by some "independent editions" DW, Radio Svoboda, Novaya Gazeta, Meduza.
    The concentration of Ruthenium was not significant, the story did not draw on the second Chernobyl. In general, a decent scandal did not work.
    Why is the topic raised again? In the Czech Republic, nuclear power plants are going to be built. This is the kind of competition in "pure form".

    Russian and Chinese companies that have applied for participation in the tender for the construction of new power units at the Dukovany NPP in the Czech Republic may be removed from the competition
  4. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 17 June 2020 20: 37
    If Romania is taken as 100%, then Kiev - 85%, Volgograd - 50%, Lighthouse - 27%.
    It was an elementary simulation of the use of a dirty bomb. After Russia did not pay attention to strange pollution, hype was raised, and the experimenters received all the data for FREE.