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Excess Radiation Found On Finnair A319 At Moscow  
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13195 posts, RR: 15
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5665 times:

http://www.interfax.ru/e/B/0/28.html?id_issue=11632894
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.

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User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5637 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.


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 858 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5544 times:

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..

Micke//  boggled 



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User currently offlineDallasnewark From Estonia, joined Nov 2005, 495 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5524 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



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User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5494 times:

Also, important to realise that Finnair actually carry radioactive materials classed as "Dangerous goods" on a regular basis.

User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 858 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5489 times:

@ Dallasnewark

Maybe radiation is no danger, but cancer will do the job....

Micke//  boggled 



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User currently offlineLordHowe From Finland, joined Jan 2003, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5453 times:

Second testing proved no radioactivity.

The plane is on its way back to HEL - should be landing here in 40 minutes.

Regards,
LordHowe



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User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5392 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Thread starter):
operated by Finnair at Schenvenko airport in Moscow

Ummmmm, did you mean Sheremetyevo airport?


User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5227 times:

Quoting LHR777 (Reply 5):
Also, important to realise that Finnair actually carry radioactive materials classed as "Dangerous goods" on a regular basis.

Low radioactive materials, like hospital equipments in this case, are carried on planes all the time.

[Edited 2006-12-02 18:15:51]

User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5187 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.
-A

[Edited 2006-12-02 18:31:08]


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User currently offlineZBA320 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5129 times:

Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 9):
I love the media. Shevchenko Airport. Taras Shevchenko was a Ukrainian Poet guys - no airport named after him in Russia!

He is also a footballer currently playing poorly for Chelsea.

Good to hear that A319 is on it's way back!  Smile



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