The IAEA has called the possible cause of release of radiation over Northern Europe

A small increase in the concentration of radioactive isotopes in the atmosphere over the territory of Northern Europe may be related to work at nuclear reactor, geographic location of emission has not yet been determined, the statement said the International atomic energy Agency (IAEA).

Earlier, the IAEA said that emissions over Northern Europe poses no danger to human health and the environment.

"The recent discovery of slightly elevated levels of radionuclides in Northern Europe, probably due to the nuclear reactor that is running or is in maintenance, which can happen very low emissions of radioactive materials", - reported in the IAEA, adding that the geographical origin of the emission has not yet been determined.

More than 40 countries, including Russia, have informed the IAEA that in their territory there were no events that could lead to an increased concentration of radioisotopes in the air.

At the end of last week, some media reported that in early June, the authorities of nuclear and radiation safety in Sweden, Norway and Finland recorded in the atmosphere over the territory of Northern Europe a slight increase in the concentrations of radioactive isotopes with so-called reactor origin. It was also reported that, according to calculations by the National institutes of health and the environment (RIVM) of the Netherlands, these isotopes allegedly received from Russia and that the cause of the incident may be the depressurization of the fuel element in a reactor of any nuclear power plant.

As stated on Monday, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, no alerts about threats or emergencies that could cause an increase in radiation levels in Russia, there was no system of monitoring radiation safety in Russia is perfect.