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South Korea traces radioactive xenon gas from North Korea's nuclear test

  • On Wednesday, South Korea confirmed that the traces of radioactive Xenon gas were from North Korea. As per the executive commissioner, Choi Jongbae, “it was difficult to find out how powerful the nuclear test was with the amount of Xenon detected but, we can say the xenon was from North Korea.” As per the reports of the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission, traces of Radioactive material Xenon-133 isotope was found in the analysis of ground, air and maritime samplings that were collected locally. North Korea's sixth nuclear test on 3rd September was internationally criticized. It was claimed by North Korea that it tested a hydrogen bomb which can be loaded on an intercontinental ballistic missile. However, the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission added that there are no ill effects on South Korea's environment because of the radioactive gas.

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