Low Levels of Radiation detected throughout Europe.

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The International Atomic Energy Agency is reporting that “very low levels of iodine-131 have been measured in the atmosphere,” in the Czech Republic and elsewhere in Europe.

The agency is not saying where the Iodine-131 is coming from, or what other countries are being effected; they are saying it’s not the result of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. The IAEA said the current levels of iodine-131 are not high enough to justify a public health scare, but they’re not saying much more than that.

Despite little information coming from the IAEA, some officials are reporting that the release appears to be continuing and that tests were under way to identify the source of radiation.

In Prague, an official at the Czech State Office for Nuclear Safety said he was “100 percent sure” that the radiation was not from any Czech nuclear power plant or from any other source on Czech territory. Authorities in Austria and Germany have also reported an increase in radioactive particles and Austrian officials believe the particles are coming from the southeast.

Iodine-131 is a type of radiation created in nuclear reactors but it also can be seen during the detonation of a nuclear weapon.


  1. mountainspirit
    November 11, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    How did the government know to check for the radiation?

  2. michael delta
    November 11, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    They constantly check, especially if its a country with nuclear power.

  3. Red
    November 11, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    It’s Iran. Or, at least that’s what they want us to believe it’s Iran.

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    Off Grid Survival
    November 11, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I think most countries probably have some sort of monitoring going on at all times. There are monitoring stations throughout the U.S. and I would think other countries would have similar programs. And I bet testing has increased since the Japan disaster.

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    Off Grid Survival
    November 11, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Yep, once I seen their comment on it looks like it is coming from the south east the first thing I thought was Iran. Interesting that this hits right around all the talk of attacking Iran and the suggestions that they have been testing detonators.

  6. mountainspirit
    November 12, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    nothing has been said on the news in my area since ya’ll reported this yesterday. any updates on it?

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    Off Grid Survival
    November 14, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    still not much on the news about it and any reports that are coming out of the area are still saying that they have no clue what is causing it or where exactly it’s coming from.

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