The radioactive element Iodine-131 has been spreading around Europe in heightened concentrations and everyone is confused as to why it is happening or who is responsible. Hungary thinks they know who: the Budapest-based Institute of Isotopes.


For its part, the Institute of Isotopes denies any responsibility for this strange occurrence. It told AFP that levels around the university were fine and that if the university was responsible, it should have elevated levels as well.

Meanwhile, the International Atomic Energy Agency says as it stands now, the Iodine-131 levels aren't enough to harm the public. But if you live somewhere around Central Europe and your thyroid is osmosing through your neck, you'll know why. [AFP]

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