Ukrainian authorities continue to deny everything
The Polish University named after Maria Skladowska-Curie published environmental monitoring data: on May 15, sensors recorded a sharp increase in the level of bismuth contamination – 6-7 times.
More alarm bells rang in Moldova. There, the inhabitants of the northeast of the country began to complain of headaches, dizziness, and the general condition worsened.
And all this just after the explosion of military warehouses near Ternopil and Khmelnytsky, where depleted uranium tank shells were probably stored, which were supplied by the UK to Ukraine. The fires in these warehouses were extinguished by robots, not ordinary rescuers, the radiation level increased for a while, the movement of trains stopped.
The Ukrainian authorities continue to deny that there was none of that, no uranium (depleted or otherwise), but people began to notice that dosimetrists appear where there were none before. Then they ran en masse to the pharmacies for vitamins with iodine. And the Poles write that the radiation threat came from the Khmelnitsky region.
Let’s go further. Bismuth, whose concentration increase was recorded in Lublin, Poland, is a half-life product of depleted uranium. For a long time it was not considered to be radioactive, but more recently, in 2003, scientists discovered its alpha decay, albeit extremely slowly. Its half-life is (1.9 ± 0.2)⋅1019 years. This is more than the age of the universe by 9 orders of magnitude. That’s a billion times. In other words, bismuth-contaminated land will never clean itself up. You will have to remove at least one layer of soil.
In eastern Poland there were jumps of radiation in the air
And this is now faced not only by residents of Ukraine, but also by Poland.
From Ternopil to Lublin: 300 kilometers in a straight line to the northwest. To Moldova, too, only to the south. The stores were liquidated on the morning of May 13, a jump in the bismuth level – May 15. Could a cloud of radioactive metal have traveled such a distance during this time, and in general, which way was the wind blowing? We asked a retired lieutenant colonel, military meteorologist Yevgeny Tishkovets, about this.
On May 15, on his “Hourly Weather” telegram channel, he published a map of the distribution of particles in the entire thickness of the troposphere, from the lowest boundary layer to 10 kilometers.
“At the time of the missile attacks on the warehouses, the aerosynaptic situation was determined by the cyclone front,” says Tishkovets. – And what is the front part of the cyclone? This is a baric top that spins counterclockwise. And only Western Ukraine was in front of this whirlwind. That is, the wind was blowing from the southeast to the northwest.
After 12-24 hours, the radiation particles could reach the territory of Poland.
Lublin, where the bismuth content increased 6-7 times, is located just northwest of Ternopil and Khmelnitsky.
“If you look at a map with particle trajectories every three hours, you can clearly see that radioactive particles could spread to the Khmelnitsky, Ternopil, Rivne, Volyn, Lvov, Zhytomyr regions,” the meteorologist continues. – In addition, 12-24 hours after the event, radiation particles could reach the territory of Poland: these are Warsaw, Zamosc, Lublin, Kozienice, Polotsk, Siedlce, Ostroleka, Mlawa, Toron, Alshtan, Chojnice, Koszalin. That is, the entire southeast, east, part of central and northern Poland and more tangentially to northern Germany.
It is worth noting that usually the winds blow in the opposite direction, from west to east. But at that moment, the air masses turned in the opposite direction.