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North Korea Nuclear Tests Raise Fears of Radioactive Fallout

Chloe Sang Hun    Oct. 30, 2017


"SEOUL, South Korea — Another powerful blast at North Korea’s underground nuclear test site could destabilize the area and send radioactive material into the atmosphere, the head of South Korea’s weather agency said on Monday

“Should another nuclear takes place, there is that possibility,” Nam Jae-cheol, director of the Korea Meteorological Administration, told lawmakers inquiring about the potential for radioactive fallout.

North Korea has conducted six nuclear tests since 2006, all of them in tunnels buried deep under Mount Mantap in Punggye-ri, in North Hamgyong Province.

Fears that the repeated nuclear explosions might be destabilizing the mountain have spread since the North’s latest and most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3. The test produced between 50 and 300 kilotons of explosive energy, according to government and private estimates. In comparison, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II produced 15 kilotons.

Since the newest test, the authorities have detected four minor tremors from the test site, which some experts attributed to underground cave-ins caused by the powerful explosion. Commercial satellite imagery has also shown landslides and other earth deformations at the site."

North Korea on verge of 'catastrophe' at nuclear site - China warns Kim to STOP tests

Oct. 30, 2017   Ross Logan


"Scientists from Beijing believe the Punggye-ri nuclear facility is unstable and that just one more explosion could blow the top off of Mount Mantap, beneath which all six of North Korea's nuclear tests have been conducted.

That could lead to the mountain collapsing, causing radioactive waste to escape and blow aross the border into China just 50 miles away. 

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Geology and Geophysics warned Pyongyang delegates of the risk during a briefing in Beijing soon after North Korea's last nuclear test on September 3, according ot the South China Morning Post. 

Tellingly, the meeting occured two days before North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho told reporters at the United Nations Assembly in New York Pyongyang was considering conducting a hydrogen bomb test over the Pacific Ocean."


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NUCLEAR FALLOUT: Hundreds Feared Dead in North Korea Nuclear Accident

Oct. 30, 2017

Hundreds of North Koreans are feared dead after one of Kim Jong Un’s nuclear test sites collapsed earlier this month; killing 100 in the initial cave-in and dozens more as other parts of the facility gave-way on top of rescuers and scientists.

According to Fox News, the cave-in occurred at the Punggye-ri nuclear testing facility in the communist nation’s north-east coast. The collapse may be the result of Kim’s hydrogen bomb test, which triggered a 6.1 magnitude earthquake and severely damaged the underground tunnels used to contain nuclear radiation from the surface.

South Korean and Japanese officials fear the possible collapse could release radiation and other nuclear contaminants throughout the region. Last month, radioactive elements common in nuclear tests were detected in various parts of South Korea, including the capital. "

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Kobe Steel Quality Control Fail Threatens MOX facility in Japan

Mggggggggggg grrrrrrrrrrr┌∩┐(ಠ_ಠ)┌∩┐

Well, it's just appalling how this mess is extending.

But....BUT....(this may well be my biased thinking based idea, though...just wishing it turns out to be better for Japan regardless), out of this crappy problem extending the dodgy-ness to North Korea and Iranian centrifuge machines being a total failure (....meaning the nuke accidents possibility just rose for the loss of quality control in the parts used in those machines), as well as the parts used for the MOX place such stupidity should ever be present at.......crazy.

Does that leads to the nuke plants shut down?


Whether good or bad, Japanese gov finding out that the quality control was not high as they made as standard, but because that standard turned out to be insanely high, so the products are still basically matching up to that of other companies' products......

But then, should we trust that?

What's the best really seem to be shifting to other safer energy production possibility, isn't it?


Nth K radiation spill is apparently doomed to occur if there is another test to be done there.

There is a cavity 60-100 metres in length appearing under that mountain. 

The radiation fall?

It bloody falls on Japan. FFS.


BTW I'm totally baffled for the fact that there are piles and piles of far more radioactive materials sank on the Sea of Japan along the Korean Peninsula.

They ditched the whole lot into the sea.

Anyone care to cover the mess the Soviet and Koreas had done for decades? The Soviet sank their old nuke subs and the lot are still down there.

South Korean citizens did their researches of radiations, they had found Seoul ROADS use nuke waste materials, so continuously the people there are radiated.

Anyone covering about these mega problems in MSM internationally....?




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Mystery as 'highly unusual' radioactive substance enriched with the type of uranium used to make nuclear fuel and bombs is detected in Alaska

Tim Collins    Feb. 15, 2018

"Particles enriched with uranium, used to make nuclear fuel and bombs, have been detected above Alaska - and their source remains a mystery.

The 'highly unusual' particles, containing the isotope uranium-235, were spotted in the atmosphere for the first time in 20 years of plane-based atmospheric observations.

Experts have discounted natural causes, although research suggests it originated in Asia.

They believe that the sample may have come from China, Japan or North Korea.

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Scientists from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) detected the particles at an altitude of 4.3 miles (seven km) above Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

The atmospheric aerosol was measured by a Nasa WB-57 plane, used in high altitude research. 

Uranium, the heaviest element to occur naturally on the planet, comes in the form of the slightly radioactive isotope uranium-238."


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