Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | July 11, 2014

Medical isotopes confound nuclear test monitoring

Test-ban monitors can trace xenon using atmospheric models.

Test-ban monitors can trace xenon using atmospheric models.

Science Magazine reports on how medical isotopes may interfere with CTBT nuclear test monitoring, as the emissions produced are almost identical to the ones released by a nuclear test.

Read the article here.

 

Below you can watch the CTBTO video on the detection of the noble gas xenon as CTBTO experts monitor the globe for signals of nuclear explosions.

 


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