S.Korea Tests Seawater for Radiation Leaks from N.Korea

  • Arirang News

    August 29, 2019 08:38

    South Korea is analyzing seawater after recent reports that leaked waste from North Korean uranium factories might have flowed into the West Sea. The Unification Ministry here said Wednesday that it is analyzing water samples collected last week near the inter-Korean sea border.

    Earlier this month, based on satellite images, Radio Free Asia reported that uranium refining and enrichment facilities in Pyongsan, North Hwanghae Province could be leaking highly enriched radioactive waste into the Ryesong River, which could eventually flow into South Korean waters.

    The website 38 North at Johns Hopkins University on Tuesday described reports of leaks from the site as accurate.

    The results of the tests are expected in two weeks.

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