Radioactive dust from the emergency nuclear plant Fukushima-1 has reached Iceland

"Fukushima-1" in JapanA small amount of radioactive particles being brought, in all probability, with emergency nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" in Japan, found in Iceland, said on Tuesday, Reuters.
"The spread of it (radioactive dust) over the Northern Hemisphere — is a matter of just (a few) days," — said a senior researcher at the Institute for Air Research, Norway Andreas Stohl (Andreas Stohl). The scientist added that the threat to health in Europe in connection with radiation does not arise.
Radioactive dust spread from Japan to the east and crossed the Pacific Ocean, North America and the Atlantic Ocean, reaching Iceland. According to the agency, the number of detected particles of radioactive dust is negligible and poses no threat to health.
Presence in the air of particles of radioactive dust — in this case, iodine isotopes — fixed 15 of 65 international dosimetry stations of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
One of these stations, located in the state of California in the U.S., reported the detection of radiation from the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" for the past week. Background radiation was one-millionth of the dose that a person normally receives from natural sources such as the sun.
Meanwhile, the Icelandic agency responsible for radiation safety, had not been informed about the spread of radiation.
"We were very surprised that it was found here, on our doorstep," — said the representative office Sigurdur Emil Parsson (Sigurdur Emil Palsson), stressing that the Icelandic authorities to check this information.
According to the forecast of French Agency for Nuclear Safety (ASN), radiation particle concentration level in the air is a thousand times less than after the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, made in France by Wednesday.
After what happened on March 11 in the north-east Japan earthquake, magnitude 9.0 on the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1", a series of accidents caused by the failure of the cooling system. At nuclear power plants have been several leaks of radiation, forcing authorities to evacuate people from the 20-kilometer zone around the plant, and to prohibit flying over the station within a radius of 30 kilometers. She later appeared information about the discovery in a number of areas of Japan radioactive elements, such as isotopes of iodine and cesium in the air, sea and drinking water as well as in food.

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