Skip to comments.Abnormal Radiation Detected Near Korean Border
Posted on 06/21/2010 3:41:47 AM PDT by ETL
SEOUL, South Korea -- Abnormal radiation was detected near the inter-Korean border days after North Korea claimed last month to have achieved a nuclear technology breakthrough, South Korea's Science Ministry said Monday.
The ministry said it failed to find the cause of the radiation but ruled out a possible underground nuclear test by North Korea. It cited no evidence of a strong earthquake that must follow an atomic explosion. ..."
On May 15, however, the atmospheric concentration of xenon -- an inert gas released after a nuclear explosion or radioactive leakage from a nuclear power plant -- on the South Korean side of the inter-Korean border was found to be eight times higher than normal, according to South Korea's Science Ministry. ..."
But the official -- speaking on condition of anonymity, citing department policy -- said xenon could have come from Russia or China, not necessarily from North Korea,. ..."
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The two sides [Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Russia] agreed to "promote and enhance friendly relations" in line with the joint declaration of July 19, 2000 and the Russia-DPRK friendship and good neighborly cooperation treaty of February 9, 2000.
Putin and Kim agreed during their talks to promote a Russian- DPRK political dialogue on the Korean issue and international affairs, and discussed many topical international problems, deputy head of the Russian presidential administration Sergei Prikhodko told reporters following the talks.
The two leaders spoke for an independent and peaceful solution to the issue of reunification of the Korean Peninsula, and against "any outside obstacles to this process" as "unacceptable."
N. Korea Might Have Tested Fusion Process (Possible Small Nuke Test)
Chosun Ilbo ^ | 06/21/10 | Ju Yong-joong
Posted on June 20, 2010 7:31:17 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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N. Korea Might Have Tested Fusion Process
Two days after May 12 announcement, eight times the normal level of radioactive substance Xenon was detected
Government kept it under wraps
It has been revealed on June 20 that the northern most monitoring station under Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS) detected eight times the normal level of radioactive substance Xenon right after N. Korea announced on May 12 that it had successful nuclear fusion process, key technology to make hydrogen bomb. It is raising the possibility that N. Korea actually conducted a small-scale nuclear test (required) for (triggering) nuclear fusion.
The government sources said, “Two days after the N. Korean announcement (May 14,) air sample collected at Geojin station located at Kosung, Kangwon Province, showed 8 times the normal level of Xenon after run through Xenon analyzer. It is my understanding that the relevant organization and authorities conducted in-depth investigation.” Xenon, along with Krypton, is gaseous radioactive substance which is regarded as the clearest evidence of nuclear test because it is inert. In 2006, a few days after N. Korea’s nuclear test at Punggye-ri, Gilju, N. Korea, (S. Korean) government also announced that Xenon had been detected.
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Maybe the Norks opened a few barrels of Xenon. It’s a lot cheaper than building effective nukes.
Interesting. So somebody has sprung a leak.
Seems to me the breakthrough might have come from a wall at a nuke plant somewhere. Like a real “break through.”
Thank you for the ping Cindy.
You’re welcome Oorang.