Tammy on October 5, 2017
Hmm… Not sure what to make of this at this point, but it’s good to be aware of. Via Phys.Org German officials say that a spike in radioactivity has been detected in the air in Western and Central Europe but there’s no threat to human health. The Federal Office for Radiation Protection said Thursday that elevated levels of the isotope Ruthenium-106 have been reported in Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and France since Sept. 29. Spokesman Jan Henrik Lauer told The Associated Press the source of the Ruthenium-106 isn’t known but calculations indicate it may have been released in eastern Europe. Ruthenium-106 is used for radiation therapy to treat eye tumors, and sometimes as a source of energy to power satellites....
Tammy on December 6, 2013
Related to this earlier story of a truck being hijacked which was carrying radioactive material supposedly used in medical applications. This is exactly the sort of material that can be used for a dirty bomb. None of the earlier reporting attributing this to a random hijacking made sense to me, now here is the follow up. While this story discusses the hospitalization of 6 individuals, buried deep in the article is the fact that two of the culprits are being held by Mexican federal police. I also want to to know the names of the suspects. I expect them to all be Mexican, I wouldn’t be surprised at all is there’s an Arab in there somewhere. Then, of course, the...