Experiment in the laboratory of State Institute of Atomic Energy in the South Korean city of Daejeon, which is located 160 kilometers south of Seoul, has resulted in the release of radiation. In the declaration of a radioactive alert employees had to take refuge in a special bunker.
At the State Research Institute of Atomic Energy in the South Korean city of Daejeon on Sunday announced a warning about the leak of radiation. Increased levels of radiation above the permitted level was observed around the research reactor "Hanaro" capacity of 30 megawatts.
This unit operates on the basis of the Korea Research Institute for Nuclear Research. With this guide institute assured that the risk of radioactive contamination of the territory NII not, according to RIA Novosti. No injuries have been reported yet.
As written Dni.Ru meanwhile nearest neighbor South Korea currently is working on digging special tunnels at the site Punggye-ri in Hamgyong province in the north. This may indicate a preparation for new nuclear tests.
"It's obvious signs of preparation for a third nuclear test," — curled a senior South Korean government. He recalled that it was in Hamgyong province in 2006 and 2009, held its first two nuclear tests of North Korea. According to Russian military power of the nuclear charge during the test in 2009 was 10 to 20 kilotons of TNT.
In late November 2010, the DPRK has officially confirmed the expansion of its nuclear program, saying a few thousand centrifuges at the uranium enrichment facility at Yongbyon.