Specialists of the National Institute of health and environment (RIVM) of the Netherlands has denied the information that the radiation source in Northern Europe was Russia, it is argued, on the contrary, that the exact country of origin of radioactive substances cannot be installed.
Earlier on Friday, some media reported that in early June, the authorities of nuclear and radiation safety in Sweden, Norway and Finland recorded in the atmosphere over the territory of Northern Europe a slight increase in the concentrations of radioactive isotopes with so-called reactor origin. It was also reported that, according to calculations by the National institutes of health and the environment (RIVM) of the Netherlands, these isotopes allegedly received from Russia, and that the cause of the incident may be the depressurization of the fuel element in a reactor of any nuclear power plant.
The official representative of concern "Rosenergoatom" (operator of all nuclear power plants in the Russian Federation, member of the state Corporation "Rosatom") has told RIA Novosti that there were no deviations from safe operation conditions in nuclear power plants in Northwest Russia in June was not a radiation environment consistent with normal values.
On Sunday Netherlands Institute issued a new statement in which he noted that some media earlier, possibly due to errors in translation from the Dutch language, wrote that the source of radionuclides was Russia, and from there they allegedly came to Europe. Experts have denied this version.
"Institute of health claims that radionuclides moved in the direction from the Western part of Russia to Scandinavia, but at the moment it is impossible to determine the specific country of origin (radiation – ed.)", – said in a statement.
The Institute noted that in the first half of June in Norway, the sensors recorded iodine-131, while Sweden and Finland have identified cesium-134, cesium-137, cobalt-60 and ruthenium-103. RIVM experts claim that the release of radionuclides occurred as a result of human activities. However, the amount of radiation that was "very low" and does not adversely impact on human health and the environment.
In the Netherlands, the presence in the atmosphere of artificial radioactive substances were not recorded.