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North Korea’s nuclear test site ‘leaking radiation’ via The Times

North Koreans who lived near the country’s former nuclear test site show signs of exposure to high levels of radiation, adding to concerns that the site is leaking fallout from six underground explosions. The South Korean government had detected high … Continue reading

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TOXIC SLUDGE North Korea nuclear leak fears as satellite images show rivers turned BLACK near uranium mines via The Sun

Michael Havis and Patrick Knox NORTH Korea’s nuclear programme is feared to be leaking toxic waste which could be contaminating 400,000 people — risking cancer and horrible birth defects. Disturbing photos appear to reveal how a uranium plant in the … Continue reading

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Not our neighborhood? via The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Bruce Cumings In the late summer of 1880, Korean envoy Kim Hong-jip spent several weeks in Tokyo consulting with Japanese and Chinese diplomats. On September 6, Huang Zunxian, a counselor in China’s mission to Tokyo, presented him with a … Continue reading

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Japan’s Nuclear Power Program: A Strategic Paradox? via The Diplomat

[…] Constitutional matters aside, several events have lent credence to suspicions that Tokyo is already firming up this potentiality. The codification of the safety of the nuclear power program within the Atomic Energy Basic Law as indispensable to national security in 2012, … Continue reading

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Fears of Radiation Leak Soar After North Korea Nuclear Site Collapse Kills 200 via Common Dreams

The disaster is believed to have resulted from Pyongyang’s hydrogen bomb test, which sparked earthquakes and landslides by Jake Johnson, staff writer Experts are issuing urgent warnings of a possible radiation leak following the collapse of a tunnel at North Korea’s Punggye-ri … Continue reading

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Natural’ quake detected near N. Korea nuclear site via France 24

China said a magnitude 3.4 earthquake detected in North Korea on Saturday was a “suspected explosion”, raising fears the isolated state had conducted another nuclear bomb test just weeks after its last one. An official at South Korea‘s meteorological agency … Continue reading

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Hibakusha, abductees’ kin blast North Korean nuclear test during rally in Hiroshima via The Japan Times

Hibakusha, abductees’ kin, biz lobbies decry Pyongyang nuke test HIROSHIMA/NAGASAKI – Atomic bomb survivors and anti-nuclear campaigners on Monday held a sit-in at Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park to protest North Korea’s sixth nuclear test the previous day. About 90 protesters … Continue reading

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Public questions Japan’s duck and cover drills via The Japan Times

By Philip Brasor  On July 7, during a public assembly in Takahama, Fukui Prefecture, Shunichi Tanaka, head of Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority, was asked how his organization would respond to a North Korean missile attack. Tanaka replied that it would make … Continue reading

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North Korean test not likely a hydrogen bomb, US officials say via abc news

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The White House says the U.S. government’s early analysis of underground activity in North Korea “is not consistent” with that country’s claim of having conducted a successful hydrogen bomb test. Spokesman Josh Earnest also says nothing has … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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