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Authorites investigate why the facility did not report the incident until the next day
A radioactive leak has occurred at a nuclear reactor in Norway, authorities have said.
The reactor at the Institute for Energy Technology in Halden,
southern Norway, spilled radioactive iodine isotopes on Monday,
according to the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NPRA).
"The radioactive leak was due to a technical failure during treatment
of the fuel in the reactor hall. Emissions are low,” the NRPA said.
21 February 2017
Small amounts of iodine-131, well below levels likely to
have any effect on human health, were detected in outdoor air last month
in a number of European countries. The source of the release has yet to
According to a preliminary report from France's Institute for
Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), I-131 was first
detected in northern Norway during the second week of January. It was
also detected in Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, France and
Spain during the remainder of the month.
IRSN noted that only particulate iodine was detected. "When
detectable, gaseous iodine is usually dominant and can be estaimated to
be three to five times higher than the fraction of particulate iodine,"