US ‘nuclear sniffer’ plane is sent to Britain as wave of deadly radioactive particles spreads across Europe

A US Air Force plane used to detect nuclear explosions has been sent to Britain amid concerns over a spike in the levels of radioactivity found in Europe.

The WC-135 Constant Phoenix, which is known as a nuclear ‘sniffer’ plane, was deployed to RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk last week on an undisclosed mission.

News of the deployment comes amid claims Russia may be testing nuclear weapons, either to the east or in the arctic, after a spike in radioactivity was reported.

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  • tom_billesley

    It couldn’t possible have anything to do with the fire and explosion at Flamanville nuclear power plant in France. I’m sure the French would have told us.
    http://in.reuters.com/article/france-nuclear-plant-explosion-flamanvil-idINKBN15O16X
    In any case the radioactive particles of Iodine-131 were detected during the second week of January and the incident at Flamanville was on February 9th.

  • caliroxanne

    And, of course, the arrogant Euros still hate America and Donald Trump. Who is going to pick up the tab for this?

    • G2

      Don’t worry EU, the USA will take care of this!

    • NATO! Not!

  • mauser 98

    Fukuzilla

  • Reader

    It’s time for some Randy Newman.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCim7mmLWRA