China's Ecology, Public Health Unaffected by N. Korean Nuclear Test, Says Environment Ministry
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China's Ecology, Public Health Unaffected by N. Korean Nuclear Test, Says Environment Ministry

(Yicai Global) Sept. 14 – China's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) announced yesterday that, as of 9 a.m., Sept. 13, the natural environment and public health in China were unaffected by the fifth nuclear weapon test in North Korea, according to monitoring results.

On Sept. 9, North Korea carried out its fifth nuclear test in P'unggye-ri, Kilju County, North Hamgyong, triggering the MEP's launch of a grade-two (orange) emergency response at 8.35 a.m. the same day, jointly with the Chinese Health and Family Planning Commission, Ministry of Water Resources, China Earthquake Administration, China Meteorological Administration, the People's Liberation Army and the People's Armed Police.

According to the MEP, given the local meteorological conditions, if a radioactive leak had occurred, it would have moved away from China on Sept. 12 and eastward toward the Sea of Japan. Thus it basically concluded that the fifth nuclear weapon test in North Korea will not exercise any radioactive impact on China's environment.

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