Chernobyl

Don't Worry, Europe, Radioactive Cloud Likely From Russian Nuclear Plant Accident Deemed 'Harmless'

Jake Johnson, staff writer
"The concentration levels of Ruthenium-106 in the air that have been recorded in Europe and especially in France are of no consequence for human health and for the environment," France's Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety concluded in a press release. (Photo: Masterbutler/Flickr/cc)

Ruthenium-106 was detected "in the atmosphere of the majority of European countries" beginning late September, French officials said

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