Adding to the observations of the past 10 days. Apparent ‘fallout patterns’ can be seen on selected monitors in Europe. Another example from checking EURDEP (via their disclaimer @ http://eurdepweb.jrc.ec.europa.eu/EurdepMap/Disclaimer.aspx ) on March 31, 2017:
- Riga, Latvia @ Rupniecibas Street, past 2 days, and then, further down, past 6 months (different y-axis to show highest values):
If you’re among the quick to dismiss an apparent radioactive cloud touching ground level and measuring “merely” up to some +0.4 µSv/hr, as ‘insignificant’ (dose-wise, that is. See also Nov. 24, 2013‘s “The Dose Deception – Why 0.20 µSv/hr (from fallout) can be far more dangerous than 2.00 µSv/hr (from cosmic rays). The inverse square law for ionizing radiation illustrated.“), I could remind you that when Finnish researchers flew through the thick of the post-Chernobyl cloud in spring 1986, they measured just +0.8 µSv/hr. But perhaps no one wants to be reminded of that? How many cover-ups are we dealing with right now? (If you do want to know more, though, see (Jan. 15, 2015)’s Gaging Recent Radiation Spikes: How do the Recent Gamma Upticks Compare to those Observed after Chernobyl? for some interesting findings.)
Past 6 months at this lovely monitor:
Really “too bad” that Norway’s radioisotope-specific monitor seized sharing data at the end of October 2016, eh? Wonder what that NO3001 – ØSTERÅS (Norway) monitor would be revealing lately… Its last data showed an MDC increase of 1 magnitude and then… crickets ever since… 4 months of data silence… What are they trying to keep under wraps?
Is the Halden accident not under control yet?
Personally, I think they began emergency venting as much as two weeks prior to the major release of Iodine-131 (w/ obviously Cs-137, Na-22, etc. in the cloud too…) of Oct. 24, 2016; and that there’s a chance the situation is not entirely ‘under control’. What exactly is this “special condition” the core was (or still is?) in…?
-> See (March 3, 2017) @ http://bellona.org/news/nuclear-issues/2017-03-norways-halden-reactor-a-poor-safety-culture-and-a-history-of-near-misses Annotated EXCERPT:
So… okay, perhaps Halden has nothing to do with this year’s I-131 detections and obvious fallout patterns.
When the fallout pattern appeared in Latvia, it just happened to be perfectly downwind from Halden:
And when the I-131 was detected in central Finland around March 5th, it just happened to be perfectly downwind from Halden, by way of a clockwise loop:
Could be purely coincidence, ’cause, at quick glance, much of the rest appears more correlated with jet stream delivery…
Why did they quit sharing radioisotope-specific data, though?