The Kremlin refused to confirm the information about the increased background radiation

The estimated release of radioactive isotope ruthenium-106, sprosili scientists in Europe, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov. According to him, the Kremlin keeps a finger on the pulse and contacted competent authorities in this matter.


“No one Agency confirmation is still not there”, – quotes the words of the speaker of the Kremlin, the RIA Novosti news Agency. Peskov said that there was no information from the agencies about the causes and emergencies which could lead to the release.

Ruthenium-106 in late September and early October was recorded in Europe. First, the German scientists and then, the French researchers suggested that the source of the emission may be in the southern Urals. The authorities of the Chelyabinsk region, where Mayak, about the incident was not informed.

According to scientists from the French Institute IRSN, the release could happen anywhere between the river and the mountain chain of the Urals.

Recently, the latter admitted that the excess of ruthenium-106 is still recorded. But it posed no danger to the population, said the head of Roshydromet Maxim Yakovenko.

Safe release: the Federal weather service said reports of radiation in the Urals

For this reason, not looking for the source of emission, said Yakovenko. Say, even looking for those who are interested.

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