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It is a proof that is was a nuclear reactor that exploded. He explains that the mixture of short-lived isotopes wouldn't be there if Russian authorities were only using a regular propellant engine with just an "isotope source. Russia has been known to be testing two types of weapons systems which could include a nuclear reactor: both the Burevestnik cruise missile and Poseidon underwater drone may fit the bill. Alexander Uvarov, editor of independent news site AtomInfo. Yuri Dubrova an expert on the effects of radiation on the human body also spoke with The Moscow Times.
Dubrova said that patients brought into the hospital after the nuclear incident most likely had a high dose of nuclear isotopes on their skin. Since not all the facts are straight, there's no way to determine how many doctors or immediate residents were affected by the high doses of radiation. Exposure to Caesium is quite preventable — all you need to do is wash the patient really well. But the doctors were made vulnerable to radiation because they hadn't been told what had happened," he said. After Russia's consumer safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor and the Emergency Situations Ministry inspected the hospital a few days later, it was declared safe.
It looks like a potential Chernobyl situation has been narrowly missed.
It'll be important for experts to monitor the situation as we glean more information and continually stay vigilant to ensure Russia is held accountable for these potentially cataclysmic nuclear events. Big Think Edge For You.
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Image source: Thomas Nilsen. Nuclear experts confirm that the Russian explosion that occurred earlier in August was likely from a nuclear reactor. Rapidly decaying radioactive isotopes were found in the surrounding area. A number of independent researchers confirmed the findings. Surprising Science.
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Strange Maps. The isotopes discovered at the time are very short-lived. Strontium has a half-life of 9. The Severodvinsk city administration first published information about a spike in radiation levels, up to 16 times higher than normal, but the information was soon unpublished from the public portal.
Shortly after the explosion on Aug. Later, other ambulances were shown wrapped in plastic while driving victims.
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