Source of release of radiation in the North of Europe, discussed during the week, remained unknown. After some media and social networks wrote that increasing the concentration of radioactive isotopes in the skies over Estonia, Norway, Sweden and Finland is connected with some incident in the territory of the Russian Federation, Moscow hastened to assure no emergencies is not fixed. Meanwhile in Washington still decided to comment on the possibility that the reason for the increase in background radiation might be tests one of the latest Russian missiles. According to the special representative of the President of the United States on arms control Marshall Billingsley, a mysterious incident once again demonstrated that Russia must send “under the carpet” their projects “Petrel” and “Poseidon.”On Friday, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov assured that the reasons for concern because a slight increase of radiation levels in several countries in Northern Europe no. “Were the relevant statements of the International atomic energy Agency (IAEA) that this level of radiation does not pose a threat to human health for the population. And the second — in Russia, a highly advanced monitoring system, and any emergencies were not recorded,”— said Mr. Sands.We are talking about the June incident: in the atmosphere over Estonia, Norway, Sweden and Finland were recorded by the isotopes of iodine, cesium, cobalt and ruthenium. Media reported about the increase of the concentration of isotopes in last Friday. The same day information was confirmed in the Treaty Organization the comprehensive nuclear test ban (CTBTO). The Executive Secretary of the CTBTO Preparatory Commission by Lacina Zerbo wrote on Twitter: “22-23 June 2020 radionuclide station of the IMS SEP63 in Sweden recorded three isotopes, cesium-134, cesium-137 and ruthenium-103, associated with nuclear decay, above the usual level (but without harm to human health)”.To his post, Mr. Zerbo had attached a map where the colored spot on the North by the Baltic sea, a dedicated area, which could happen isotopes. Spot captured, and Russia. But in the North-West of the country within the designated zone are only two nuclear power plants — the Leningrad and Kola. “Both stations are operating normally, comments on the operation of the equipment is not”— on the same day, assured journalists in “Rosenergoatom”. The group explained that for the whole June no deviations from safe operation conditions at nuclear power plants in Northwest Russia was not total emissions of isotopes of two nuclear power plants did not exceed control values.The topic remains on the agenda a few days. So, last Sunday to be briefly discussed by the foreign Ministers of Estonia, Latvii, Lithuania and Finland. “Although the level (concentration of isotopes.— “B”) does not contain any threat to human health, in our interests and in the interests of international security as a whole to determine the extent of growth of this background, because he certainly is a man-made”,— said the foreign Minister of Estonia Urmas Reinsalu. In Lithuania, said that the country is safe, the cloud that carried small quantities of radionuclides, and the Republic spared.”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,”— said in the National institutes of health and the environment (RIVM) of the Netherlands.However, to understand the situation tried by the IAEA, representatives of which gathered data from four dozen countries. All indicators, according to Director Rafael Grossi, was “very low” and “pose no danger to human health and the environment.” “The recent discovery of slightly elevated levels of radionuclides in Northern Europe, probably due to the nuclear reactor that is running or is in maintenance, which can happen very low emissions of radioactive substances,” explained the IAEA on Thursday.According to experts, under the technical service may imply, for example, fuel switching in a power reactor when the fuel element might have hit on something when unloading and loading of the fuel. However, in this case, leakage is a threat only to people working directly with overload fuel.In the US, nevertheless did not fail to take the opportunity to urge Russia to abandon the development of a number of new types of strategic weapons. So, on Friday the special representative of the President of the United States on arms control Marshall Billingsley expressed the hope that we are not talking about tests of Russian missiles with a nuclear power plant. “I hope this is not the case. We have repeatedly warned that Skyfall (the name of a cruise missile “Petrel” according to NATO classification.— “Kommersant”) and “Poseidon” is a terrible project. No matter, she bears responsibility for the latest incident, this shows why Russia should send these projects under the carpet. Big waste of money for nothing,” wrote Mr. Billingsley on Twitter. According to him, such developments do not fall under the current start-3 Treaty, which expires in 2021, but must be taken into account in the preparation of the next agreement.Galina Dudina