LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12679 posts, RR: 13 Posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4892 times:
Per the article and other news reports in the USA and elsewhere, today Russian authorities have detained a A319 operated by Finnair at Schenvenko airport in Moscow due to high levels of certain radioactive materials found in tests. The airplane had 70 people on board, it had operated from Berlin to Helsinki then to Moscow. Apparently the Russian police and transportation authorities are examining many aircraft at Moscow and other international airports for radioactive materials that may have used in the recent poisoning and death of the Ex-Russian agent in London recently. Most likely such materials, were from government sources like Russia, due to their rarity and difficulty to produce.
RichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4864 times:
Quoting LTBEWR (Thread starter): Most likely such materials, were from government sources like Russia, due to their rarity and difficulty to produce.
Apart from the fact you can buy Polonium-210 on the open market without a license and its pretty easy to get contaminated with this stuff by accident as a result.
I guarantee that this is going to go on and on and on, as more planes are checked, more will be found to be contaminated - and I can pretty much guarantee that 99% of these aircraft wont have anything to do with anything.
Dallasnewark From Estonia, joined Nov 2005, 492 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4751 times:
Quoting Solnabo (Reply 3): Mind you, there are Polonium 210 in cigaretts! I had no idea.
I´m a smoker so I better go cold turkey with that shit! Scary stuff..
Polonium-210 occurs in nature in an extremely small doses. And it is true that cigarettes contain extremely low, almost non-detectable dose of pollonium-210. Smokers are not in danger of becoming permanent residents six feet under due to radiation
UN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4288 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4414 times:
I love the media. Shevchenko Airport. Taras Shevchenko was a Ukrainian Poet guys - no airport named after him in Russia!
EDIT: They fixed it in the article, still amusing. All of these planes with radiation. Scary.