France and Finland were the first to report that monitoring stations had collected small amounts of Iodine-131, which is radioactive and has a half-life of around 8 days.
Shortly after the release of this report by the Finnish government, Norway confirmed that the same radiation was found by their monitoring stations.
When asked why no press release was given, Norway insisted that the quantities of radiation were so small that they posed no threat to anyone.
Finland reported that the radiation level was 0,27 µBq/m3 in Rovaniemi and 0,3 µBq/m3 in Kotka. This is lower than the amounts found in Norway, but higher than what was observed in France.
Norway defended its decision not to make a media release by pointing out that anyone on the planet can access their system of 33 radiation monitoring stations.
But Where Did It Come From?
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