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U.S. Attempts To Pressure Russian Hypersonics Over Alleged Radiation Leak

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U.S. Attempts To Pressure Russian Hypersonics Over Alleged Radiation Leak

Image by H.I. Sutton. Click to see full-size image.

The recent radiation leak could have been a result of two of Russia’s new hypersonic weapons – the Poseidon and the Burevestnik (Skyfall), Forbes reported in a piece authored by H.I. Sutton.

On June 23rd, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) revealed that scientists in Sweden had detected higher than usual levels of radiation. Based on analysis of the weather, the origin was projected to be in Northern Russia.

Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo tweeted that they had detected “3 isotopes; Cs-134, Cs-137 & Ru-103 associated w/Nuclear fission.” He went on to say that “These isotopes are most likely from a civil source.” and that it is “outside the CTBTO’s mandate to identify the exact origin.”

The US Envoy for Arms Control Marshall S. Billingslea wasted no time to share the piece, saying that both weapons are “terrible concepts.”

The report was proof that Russia should give on the project and that they’re a “big waste of money.”

Most notably, the current New START doesn’t cover them, and the next one must do so.

Tom Moore, a nuclear policy expert and former senior professional staff member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, believes that these military reactors cannot be ruled out:

“CTBTO radionuclide monitoring is intended to discriminate explosive events and to complement seismic monitoring. Not to effectively rule in or rule out a source of radionuclides as being civil or military reactors.”

Russia denied the allegations, and the Rosenergoatom Concern said that the two nuclear power plants in northwestern Russia – the Leningrad NPP and the Kola NPP – operate normally, with radiation levels being within the norm.

“Both stations are working in normal regime. There have been no complaints about the equipment’s work. Aggregated emissions of all specified isotopes in the above-mentioned period did not exceed the reference numbers. No incidents related to release of radionuclide outside containment structures have been reported,” the company said.

Sutton’s report says that it is possible that the alleged leaks came from the weapons, while the CTBTO make no claims.

“Radiation levels at both NPPs and surrounding areas remained unchanged in June, and no changes are also observed at present. It remains at levels that correspond to normal work of reactors. Those levels do not exceed natural background radiation figures,” Rosenergoatom said, adding that no incidents have been reported at the Leningrad and Kola NPPs.

The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in the Netherlands reported that the concentration of substances was very low and did not present any threat to human health and the environment. The same was stated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Finally, the Kremlin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that there was no cause for concern over reports of increased background radiation in Northern Europe.

He recalled the above-mentioned statement by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that a slight increase in the concentration of radioactive substances is not harmful to human health and the environment.

Despite that, the US Envoy for Arms Control Marshall S. Billingslea immediately propagated Sutton’s report as factual, and not as coming down to speculation, as the text itself says that it is.

This is simply another attempt for the US to grasp at straws, since the time to conclude a new arms control treaty is nearing, and Washington needs every possible benefit it can get.

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gryzor84

Facts :

-Ringing foreign countries with bases filled with WMDs and interchangeable ABM launch pads.
-Unilaterally quitting historical non-proliferation treaties, instead triggering a new nuclear arms race by further redeploying atomic warheads in overtly hostile nations bordering Russia,like Polland,Baltic States, and attempted in Ukraine and Georgia for a time.
-Not a signatory of any true Biological or Chemical regulation treaty,with active programs persisting to this day.
-Resuming nuclear testing and reviving Cold-War era military nuclear projects banned by the START they quit.
-Destroying their own ecosystem with the now bankrupt fracking industry
– Threatening the world’s Coral Riff with massive naval deployments and regular intensive drills all over the Pacific
-Refusal to ratify the Kyoto Accords.
– ANNNND…. still complaining and pointing fingers asking other nations to simply give up their sovereinty and second strike capabilities “becos da pollution bro and becos bad wapons”. Right.

TL;DR : Just bow to good ‘ol America.

Twitter responses to his jokish post so far : “Get the fuck outta here you clown, and let people around the world actually working do their jobs,unlike you. ”

Job done,Darwin seems to rule today.

MikeH

Global warming is a scam so the Kyoto protocols are poontless

gryzor84

Darwin will take care of you too bro xD

MikeH

Bring it on. St. Darwin is a myth.

gryzor84

Anytime, keyboard warrior. Yeah the entire universe is a myth and we actually live in artificial wombs wired to spinal connectors with projected reality, and the only things real are detergent in lungs and HIV vaccines. And MikeH is a real, but bad joke showing us the light. Noted, little troll angel.

rightiswrong rightiswrong

Again, more bitching from the worlds terrorist, the USA.

Sort out your own problems, commit suicide and give the world some peace.

FlorianGeyer

The author of the article is another of the ‘ Could, Would and Should ‘ school of thought.

A US investigation into Russian Hydroponics is a far preferable, constructive and worthwhile project to consider, I think :)

rightiswrong rightiswrong

The US are world leading in hydroponics, given the amount of cannabis they are growing.

That’s where the Duck seems to be confused, thinking super duper Skunk is a missile, lol.

FlorianGeyer

Very true :)

Lone Ranger

If the U.S. cries about it it must be good.
80% of U.S. reactors are leaking radioactive tritium into the ground water and rivers.
Maybe they should fix those before lecturing Russia about a state of the art weapon system.

johnny rotten

All that remains is to cry, now they also worry about how the Russians spend their money badly, this is the worst image they give of themselves, whining, whining and liars, liars and liars, they are damned finished, they will manage to fall lower so? well, below there is only isisrahell.

Black Waters

Hahahahaha, jesus… When you thought that the yanks couldn’t be more cowards they start with this crap hahahahaha, no one believe this crap, you have to be pretty dumb to fall for this bullshit.

cechas vodobenikov

when an amereikan fascist claims “terrible concept” likely it is wonderful

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