The disaster is believed to have resulted from Pyongyang’s hydrogen bomb test, which sparked earthquakes and landslides
By Jake Johnson, staff writer for CommonDreams. Published 10-31-2017
Experts are issuing urgent warnings of a possible radiation leak following the collapse of a tunnel at North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site, an accident that reportedly killed at least 200 people.
“Should [the Punggye-ri site] sink, there is a possibility” that hazardous radioactive gas could be released into the atmosphere, warned South Korea weather agency chief Nam Jae-cheol during a parliamentary meeting on Monday, ahead of reports of the incident. Continue reading