Radioactive Iodine Blankets Much of Europe ... Everyone Points Fingers - News and Current Events | futures trading

Go Back

> Futures Trading, News, Charts and Platforms > Traders Hideout > News and Current Events

Radioactive Iodine Blankets Much of Europe ... Everyone Points Fingers
Started:November 14th, 2011 (03:10 AM) by Quick Summary Views / Replies:155 / 0
Last Reply:November 14th, 2011 (03:10 AM) Attachments:0

Welcome to

Welcome, Guest!

This forum was established to help traders (especially futures traders) by openly sharing indicators, strategies, methods, trading journals and discussing the psychology of trading.

We are fundamentally different than most other trading forums:
  • We work extremely hard to keep things positive on our forums.
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendor advertising in posts.
  • We firmly believe in openness and encourage sharing. The holy grail is within you, it is not something tangible you can download.
  • We expect our members to participate and become a part of the community. Help yourself by helping others.

You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community. It's free and simple, and we will never resell your private information.

-- Big Mike

Thread Tools Search this Thread

Radioactive Iodine Blankets Much of Europe ... Everyone Points Fingers

Old November 14th, 2011, 03:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
Quick Summary
Radioactive Iodine Blankets Much of Europe ... Everyone Points Fingers

Reuters notes that elevated levels of radioactive iodine have been detected in Germany, Sweden, Slovakia, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary.

The Stockholm News reports that Denmark and Poland are also experiencing heightened radiation.

NHK notes that Russia has been hit as well.

AP notes that the radioactive releases are ongoing:
An official [from the International Atomic Energy Agency] familiar with the matter, who asked for anonymity because he was not authorized to comment, said the release appeared to be continuing.

Some scientists have made some unlikely claims about the source of the radiation. For example, as Reuters notes:
Professor Malcolm Sperrin, director of medical physics at Britain's Royal Berkshire Hospital, said any link with Fukushima was extremely unlikely.

"It is far more likely that the iodine may be as a result of excretion by patients undergoing medical treatment. Whilst such patients are carefully controlled, some release of iodine into the environment may be inevitable but would certainly be well below any limits where health detriment would even begin to be an issue for concern," he said.

(It is unlikely that patients in so many countries would all start excreting more radioactive iodine at the same time.)

The Czechs deny responsibility, but are sending mixed signals. As AP notes:

In Prague, an official at the Czech State Office for Nuclear Safety said he was "100 percent sure" that the radiation had not come from any Czech nuclear power plant or from any other source on Czech territory.

[However,] speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to talk to the media, the official said tests are under way around the country to try and identify the source.

The Czechs are betting heavily on nuclear power and have plans to dramatically increase production ....

Poland is trying to blame Pakistan for the radiation; but a Pakistan government official denies the allegation.

All of the mainstream commentators dismiss Fukushima as a potential source. However, Fukushima is still far from any stable shutdown and is still apparently undergoing nuclear reactions (and see this, this and this).

So - while we don't have any idea where the radiation is coming from at this point - it is too early to rule out Fukushima.

For more recent reporting on Fukushima, look here.

More on ZeroHedge...

Reply to share your thoughts on this current event.


Reply > Futures Trading, News, Charts and Platforms > Traders Hideout > News and Current Events > Radioactive Iodine Blankets Much of Europe ... Everyone Points Fingers

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Upcoming Webinars and Events (4:30PM ET unless noted)

NinjaTrader 8: Programming Profitable Trading Edges w/Scott Hodson

Elite only

Anthony Drager: Executing on Intermarket Correlations & Order Flow, Part 2

Elite only

Adam Grimes: Five critically important keys to professional trading

Elite only

Machine Learning Concepts w/FIO member NJAMC

Elite only

MarketDelta Cloud Platform: Announcing new mobile features

Dec 1

NinjaTrader 8: Features and Enhancements

Dec 6

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tokyo Starts Burning Radioactive Waste from Other Areas Tokyo Governor Tells Reside Quick Summary News and Current Events 0 November 9th, 2011 12:50 AM
Radioactive Water Found in 2nd Reactor at Japan Plant Quick Summary News and Current Events 0 March 25th, 2011 06:40 PM
A few points in first one to 1.5 hours? Nimble The Elite Circle 4 July 28th, 2010 07:58 PM
Turning Points Spanky The Elite Circle 34 January 27th, 2010 04:57 PM
Experience points Big Mike Feedback and Announcements 0 October 17th, 2009 07:58 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:19 AM.

Copyright © 2016 by All information is for educational use only and is not investment advice.
There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, stocks, options and foreign exchange products. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
no new posts

Page generated 2016-10-27 in 0.07 seconds with 19 queries on phoenix via your IP