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Identificata la fonte dello iodio-131? / Source of Iodine-131 in Europe identified?

17 November 2011
"The IAEA has received information from the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (HAEA) that the source of the iodine-131 (I-131) detected in Europe was most probably a release to the atmosphere from the Institute of Isotopes Ltd., Budapest. The Institute of Isotopes Ltd. produces radioisotopes for healthcare, research and industrial applications. According to the HAEA, the release occurred from September 8 to November 16, 2011. The cause of the release is under investigation..." il seguito del comunicato stampa dell'Agenzia internazionale per l'energia atomica (AIEA / IAEA).

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