August 25, 2019

Russia

Cesium-137, discovered in the body of one of the Arkhangelsk doctors, is not associated with an explosion at a military training ground in the Russian village of Nyonoks. The radionuclide could enter the physician’s body with food.

It is a question of a doctor from the Arkhangelsk Regional Hospital, who helped people affected by the incident. According to many indications (other than official ones), the latter received serious radiation exposure, Rain reports .

So, in the muscle tissue of a physician discovered the radioactive nuclide cesium-137.

What is cesium-137? 

This is a radioactive nuclide of a chemical element. Contained in radioactive fallout, radioactive waste, emissions from plants processing waste from nuclear power plants. 
Inside living organisms, cesium-137 enters primarily through the respiratory and digestive organs. Symptoms: depression and weakness, diarrhea, weight loss, internal hemorrhage.

According to experts from the Federal Biomedical Agency of Russia, cesium-137 is a decay product of radionuclides and tends to accumulate in fish, mushrooms, lichens and algae.

With a certain degree of probability, it can be assumed that this element entered the body of a man through the products that he took for food, the 
statement said.

Russian authorities also reported that more than 110 people were examined. Among them: doctors, specialists, drivers and pilots, as well as other employees of the region’s healthcare system. They did not find “exceeding permissible levels of radioactivity.”

The federal medical center explained: the man went to Thailand, where he ” ate Fukushima crabs .”

The doctor asked the doctor where he went on vacation in recent years. He began to list where he traveled, and said that he had once been to Thailand. To this he was told that where Thailand is, there is Japan: “You just ate Fukushima crabs there!” 
– the colleague of the injured physician said.

He noted that the doctor who discovered the radionuclide is a young man and he has a pregnant wife.

Why are the Fukushima crabs? 

They are probably talking about marine animals infected with radiation during a major accident at a nuclear power plant in the Japanese prefecture of Fukushima. It happened on March 11, 2011 due to a powerful earthquake and the tsunami caused by it. 

An earthquake and tsunami hit disabled external power supplies and standby diesel generators, which caused the incapacity of all normal and emergency cooling systems and led to the melting of the reactor core and hydrogen explosions at power units 1, 2 and 3 in the first days of the accident. 

In December 2013, the nuclear power plant was officially closed. Work on eliminating the consequences of the accident continues on the station’s territory. According to Japanese nuclear engineers, bringing the facility into a stable, safe state can last up to 40 years.

What is known about the explosion and leakage of radiation near Arkhangelsk ?

The explosion and fire occurred on August 8 at a military training ground in the village of Nyonoks in the Arkhangelsk region during tests of a liquid propulsion system. As a result, 7 people died, about 15 were injured. It is interesting that the Russian Ministry of Emergencies was not allowed into the sensitive facility where the explosion occurred, the military from the unit fought the consequences of the accident on their own.

On the day of the explosion, the sensors in the neighboring town of Severodvinsk showed a significant excess of radiation background. However, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation denied this.

After a while, the Russian hydrometeorological center published information that due to the explosion at a military training ground on August 8 in Severodvinsk , the radiation level exceeded the usual figures by 4-16 times  Russian authorities admitted that the explosion near Arkhangelsk had radioactive consequences: details.

In addition, it is likely that a number of military personnel who took part in the study received radiation exposure.

The landfill in the village of Nenoks, where the explosion occurred, is designed to test ballistic intercontinental cancer, sea-based cruise and anti-aircraft missile systems.

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