OREANDA-NEWS Svanhovd air filtration station in northern Norway found particles of radioactive iodine near the border with Russia. The concentration is low and does not pose a threat to people and the environment, the Norwegian Agency for Nuclear and Radiation Safety said on Thursday, August 15. 

Measurements were taken from August 9 to August 12, the regulator said. Their result is comparable with previous measurements. In general, stations detect radioactive iodine in the air 6–8 times a year. 

Now the agency cannot say whether the increase in concentration is associated with the incident in Severodvinsk, the department said.