Nuclear Incident Belgium, radioactive Iodine-131 gas leaking since one week, no fruits
The medical LAB IRE at Fleurus Belgium was emitting since minum one week
radioactive Iodine gas, contaminating the area longterm, no peak but vegetables
fruits from garden banned from eating. Children should not walk in the green.
20 000 PEOPLE will turn to bottled water and prepare for longterm impact.
The European Commission said Friday it had received an overnight alert from Belgium concerning a radioactive leak at the Institute National de Radio-elements (IRE) in Fleurus.
There had been a release of gaseous Iodine-131 from this facility, said the commission, the executive body of the European Union (EU).
The incident had been classified Level 3 on the seven-level International Nuclear Event Scale on Tuesday.
Belgian authorities have implemented protective action on the basis of environmental sample analyses, with restrictions imposed on the consumption of local food produce -- vegetables and milk --up to a distance of 5 km.