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Radiation leak at North Korean nuclear test site 'inevitable', says Chinese expert
Telegraph ^ | 5 SEPTEMBER 2017 | Neil Connor

Posted on 09/06/2017 4:19:21 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Radiation leak at North Korean nuclear test site 'inevitable', says Chinese expert

By Neil Connor, beijing

5 SEPTEMBER 2017

A radiation leak at the site of North Korea’s massive bomb test is “inevitable”, a Chinese nuclear weapons expert warned, after authorities in China reported that the mountain where the explosion took place had collapsed.

China’s Earthquake Network Centre said a second 4.6 magnitude ‘earthquake tremor’ happened eight minutes after Sunday’s initial explosion, which measured 6.3 magnitude.

Authorities in China said the tremor could be a result of a “cave in”, a potentially devastating collapse of the mountain at the Punggye-ri test site, where North Korean tests its weapons underground.

Wei Shijie, who worked on China’s nuclear weapons programme from 1964 to 1990 and is often quoted on the subject in Chinese media, said: “When I heard there could have been a collapse, it made me so concerned because it means the problem is quite serious and a nuclear leak is inevitable.”

“But even if the mountain did not cave-in, a leak will definitely happen,” added Mr Wei.

“It is just a matter of time to detect it, because there are cracks on mountains where radioactive substances will leak,” the retired scientist told The Telegraph.

Mr Wei also dismissed the results of Chinese monitoring of its border areas with North Korea which concluded that no atmospheric radiation was detected. Japanese “sniffer” aircraft also recorded no abnormalities.

“It is normal after only two days,” he said. “But I am sure radioactive substances will be detected.

“The big concern is the underground water will be contaminated, polluting the plants and animals, and finally the people who consume animal meat will be seriously impacted.”

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; nknuketest; nkorea; nucleartest; radiation
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I have always believed that some freak accident will set off a chain of events which would lead to potentially messy resolution of N. Korea's nuclear problem, and it may not be an overreaction by some military types on a hair trigger.

A nuclear accident and resulting release of radioactive matters fits this profile perfectly. N. Korea also has a nuclear reactor whose safety is a real question mark.

1 posted on 09/06/2017 4:19:22 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; endthematrix; ...

P!


2 posted on 09/06/2017 4:20:18 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (dead parakeet + lost fishing gear = freep all day)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

We should wait until it is leaking high levels of radiation, then blow it up.


3 posted on 09/06/2017 4:24:38 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The US is busy assessing and I’m betting we have boots on the ground...


4 posted on 09/06/2017 4:25:11 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Time to erase that government and family from history.


5 posted on 09/06/2017 4:32:10 AM PDT by samtheman (As an oil exporter, why would the Russians prefer Trump to Hillary? (Get it or be stupid.))
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To: Sacajaweau

We need to soften this up with Moabs and bunker busters. We dont need another Afghanistan.


6 posted on 09/06/2017 4:38:45 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you. .)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
dint Japan already say they detected radiation
7 posted on 09/06/2017 4:38:50 AM PDT by Chode (You have all of the resources you are going to have. Abandon your illusions and plan accordingly.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I don’t know the importance of this “retired scientist”. But a Chinese statement some weeks back listed a leak or fallout into China as something the Chicoms would not accept.


8 posted on 09/06/2017 4:44:52 AM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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To: All

Thanks, Obama/Hillary/Bush/McCain/Pelosi, etc....
While you fools were off playing games, a madman was building an arsenal to kill millions!


9 posted on 09/06/2017 4:49:00 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: TigerLikesRooster
If that's true this just might be the time for the Navy/Air Force/South Korean Forces to make a move.
10 posted on 09/06/2017 4:55:11 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (ObamaCare Works For Those Who Don't.)
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The US is busy assessing and I’m betting we have boots on the ground...

Although I only reached the lofty rank of SP5 during my stellar Army career even I know that this won't be resolved by "boot on the ground".It would have to be the job of the Navy and/or Air Force.

11 posted on 09/06/2017 4:57:46 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (ObamaCare Works For Those Who Don't.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Are you trying to tell us that a slave state has low environmental standards? Who knew?


12 posted on 09/06/2017 4:58:59 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Islam delenda est.)
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But a Chinese statement some weeks back listed a leak or fallout into China as something the Chicoms would not accept.

I've thought the very same thing.It seems to me that that would be an added incentive for the Chicoms to take their little poodle aside and explain a few things to him.

13 posted on 09/06/2017 4:59:56 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (ObamaCare Works For Those Who Don't.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I agree....Just talking recon....


14 posted on 09/06/2017 5:02:46 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Maybe this accounts for Putin’s tweet this morning about a non nuclear North Korea
Russia needs its warm water port on the Pacific
Just not THAT warm


15 posted on 09/06/2017 5:05:09 AM PDT by silverleaf (We voted for change, not leftover change)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Sounds like a YP(Your Problem), not a MP(My Problem).


16 posted on 09/06/2017 5:37:44 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: TigerLikesRooster

What we have here in this statement is justification.

China is now justified in doing harm to North Korea.


17 posted on 09/06/2017 5:40:13 AM PDT by bert (K.E.; N.P.; GOPc;WASP .... The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column)
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“...I’m betting we have boots on the ground...”
I’m betting the Chinese have boots on the ground to take care of Fat Boy.


18 posted on 09/06/2017 5:49:56 AM PDT by duckman ( Not tired of winning!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

As terrifying as radiation leaks could potentially be, it might be something like this to make China come around to our way of thinking. They start leaking radiation into the air and both China and Russia are going to sit up and take notice. On a map, you can see this is in the northern part of North Korea, near the border with China and Russia. Far away from Pyonyang....


19 posted on 09/06/2017 6:08:10 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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....”authorities in China reported that the mountain where the explosion took place had collapsed”....

Saw satellite photos of the collapsed areas earlier today but failed to snatch them.....I’m sure Fat Boy and his co-horts didn’t figure this in to their equation.


20 posted on 09/06/2017 6:57:28 AM PDT by caww
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