South Korea detects RADIOACTIVE GAS after North Korea claims successful hydrogen bomb test
South Korea has detected RADIOACTIVE GAS after their neighbours in the North carried out a missile test.
Kim Jong-Un held a massive street party after claiming to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.
Scientists were paraded in the street as nationalist slogans and banners were held before a fireworks show.
It prompted the UN Security Council to meet and step up sanctions.
And now South Korea has said it has found traces of xenon-133 isotope on nine occasions, while its mobile equipment off the country’s east coast detected traces of the isotope four times.
It remains unclear if this was linked to the alleged hydrogen bomb.
“It was difficult to find out how powerful the nuclear test was with the amount of xenon detected, but we can say the xenon was from North Korea,” Choi Jongbae, executive commissioner, told a news conference in Seoul.
Xenon is a naturally occurring, colourless gas that is used in manufacturing of some sorts of lights.
But the detected xenon-133 is a radioactive isotope that does not occur naturally and which has been linked to North Korea’s nuclear tests in the past.
The nuclear experts also said the xenon traces detected had no impact on South Korea’s environment and population.