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Japan planes deployed to collect radioactive material via The Express Tribune

TOKYO: Japan’s defence ministry on Wednesday deployed three T4 training planes to collect possible radioactive material in the air following North Korea’s claimed hydrogen bomb test, officials said.

“To understand the impact of possible radioactive materials released by the test, Air Self-Defence Force planes have collected dust in the air,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, the government’s top spokesman, told a press conference.

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“It is currently being sent to the Japan Chemical Analysis Center,” he said.


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The results collected by the planes are expected to be released on Thursday, an official with Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority told reporters.

North Korea’s test, which came just two days before leader Kim Jong-Un’s birthday, was initially detected by international seismology monitors as a 5.1-magnitude tremor next to the North’s main Punggye-ri nuclear test site in the northeast of the country.

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  1. yukimiyamotodepaul says

    Japan moves so quick this time, while the government did nothing to measure the radiation level immediately after the Fukushima…

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