Khmelnitsky explosion: Access to the European gamma detectors network has been blocked by the German server.
The problems come, not with the gamma radiation, but from the depleted uranium dust which will get into the very fertile soil with the next rains.
Radiation spikes in the air appeared in eastern Poland Bismuth levels in the air in Lublin were spiked 6-7 times yesterday by instrumentation. Bismuth is the decay product of depleted uranium used in munitions. Poles wrote in comments that the radiation threat came from the Khmelnitsky region, where a “geranium” strike on the morning of 13 May destroyed the 649th aircraft depot.
It is a fine piece of irony. UK sends DU weapons to Ukraine to shoot at the Russians. When the Russians complain about the health effects of the particles, the UK says, no problem, all quite safe. The Russians drop a missile on the place where these munitions are stored, in Western Ukraine between Kiev and Lviv. There is a MASSIVE explosion and all the Uranium is converted into particles, but the wind is blowing from the South East and the radioactive plume travels north west to Poland, Germany and the Baltic States. Their citizens will then have to hope that the UK’s advice about the health effects was correct.
Access to the European gamma detectors network has been blocked by the German server.
“The Eurados monitors have sharply risen by about 50% to the NW of the explosion site. More than 4 Standard Deviations, so statistically significant . Not a Radon spike as no frontal weather systems. Wind is SE so this stuff is coming to Berlin and across Europe, whatever it is. Could be Uranium.Black smoke UO2. Contrary to the bullshit, Uranium is a weak gamma emitter due to the short life daughters Th234 and Pa234m and so would appear on the Eurados gamma detectors if there were enough of it. Alternatively maybe they will get a bit of beta through the windows.” — Dr. Chris Busby