Russian Doctor Contaminated by Food, Not Nuclear Blast – Authorities

A Russian doctor found to have a radioactive isotope in his body after treating victims of an Aug. 8 rocket engine explosion had been contaminated by food and not radiation, authorities said Friday.

Earlier, The Moscow Times reported that a group of doctors who treated the radiation victims had been flown to Moscow for medical checkups. One of the doctors was reportedly found to have Cesium-137 — a radioactive isotope that is a byproduct of the nuclear fission of uranium-235 — in their muscle tissue.

“Subthreshold” traces of Cesium-137 have been found in the unnamed doctor’s muscle tissue, the Arkhangelsk region’s administration said in a statement published on Friday.

“But specialists don’t associate this fact with [the doctor’s] participation in the incident relief effort” in the military town of Nyonoksa, it added.

The Health Ministry’s biomedical agency says Cesium-137 “tends to accumulate in fish, mushrooms, lichens and algae,” the Arkhangelsk region administration said.

“We can say with a fair degree of probability that it got into his body via food products which he’d eaten,” the administration added.

Government officials have given a muted, occasionally contradictory response in the weeks since the accident killed at least five people and led to a brief radiation spike. 

Russia’s state nuclear agency said the blast involved “isotope power sources” which it said came during a rocket test on a sea platform. President Vladimir Putin later said it occurred during testing of what he called promising new weapons systems.

Four of Russia’s nuclear radiation monitoring stations went silent days after the explosion, and doctors in the region have said they weren’t warned that they were treating patients exposed to radiation.

Reuters contributed reporting to this article.

(c) The Moscow Times

6 comments

  • This is not hard to believe.

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    • The doctors have also had to sign non-disclosure agreements with the government. Putler doesn’t want any information out…as usual. Also, this fabrication of facts certainly won’t help fish sales in Putinville.

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      • This is what one of the doctors said.

        “My colleagues found themselves in front of the victims with jack shit, not even a simple respirator,” he wrote.

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        • It’s high time for Red Square Maidan. We remember on THIS DAY right after the attempted coup in Moscow failed 29 years ago, an MP from Ukraine took the banned Ukrainian flag into the Rada to declare independence and the flag has been there ever since.

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  • More BS from the terrorist state. This is what google say about this chemical.

    “Caesium-137 (137 55Cs ), or radiocaesium, is a radioactive isotope of caesium which is formed as one of the more common fission products by the nuclear fission of uranium-235 and other fissionable isotopes in nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons.”

    Unless this guy has been eating wild animals from Chornobyl or Fukushima, only other place he could have been infected is at the place he works.

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  • Do the klowns in the Kriminalin propagana actually beliee this crap? I want their mailing list. I could make half a fortune picking up deer turds in the yard, chocolate coating them and selling them as Smarten Up pills. Hey, these taste like shiit! Buy another bag, they are starting to work.

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