Leaked data raise concerns that the atoll (Coral Island) Mururoa in the Pacific Ocean, where the French nuclear tests, may collapse. Data on the possible collapse of the French government kept secret since 2010.
In the worst case, the collapse of the atoll all radioactive material falls into the Pacific Ocean. Radiation levels in the surrounding areas will exceed 300 times the current level of radiation in France, causing serious consequences of international scope.
According to official figures, France conducted 181 nuclear tests at Mururoa. Radiation levels in many places atoll very dangerous. In the event of collapse, can form a 15-meter tsunami. At these discussions are underway to conduct an independent examination to determine the level of risk, as in the present report is not about the dangers of radioactive waste sites in the event of the collapse of the atoll. According to preliminary estimates may suffer not only the population within 100 kilometers of Mururoa. This could result in serious environmental disaster with unpredictable consequences.
In conditions of a nuclear-free space in the Pacific Ocean, it was found that the explosions in mines during the experiments carried out in the volcanic rocks at the base of the atolls, lead to cracks in the atolls. They in turn can collapse, causing unpredictable results. So in 1979, in an explosion at the mine, a huge chunk of hillside collapsed, triggering a massive tsunami and 2-mile crack in the atoll.