China Searches For Radiation Symptom over 500 NK Bordering Residents
The environmental agency of China under its Environment Protection Ministry has mobilized more than 500 people alongside the border for radiation. China's bid to detect signs of nuclear test allegedly conducted by North Korea on Wednesday.
The Environmental Protection Ministry's real-time automatic monitoring on atmospheric radiation shows normal rate of gamma radiation. The tests are continuous and updates on the results will be made public, reports NK News quoting Hua Chunying, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman, speaking at a press conference.
According to the Ministry statement, of the 500 people, 350 are from the North Korea border region. The monitoring is being conducted in 37 fixed monitoring stations and 14 mobile points. The ministry has tested air, soil and snow samples and will continue to test and maintain their current emergency response mechanism, reports The Economic Times.
However, the ministry has already ruled out any possibility of radiation impact on China. But residents close to the border have expressed their concerns about the environmental effect of the test, reports GMA News quoting Reuters.
Both Russia and the ROK have also been reported to monitor radiation levels while the U.S. has dispatched two 'sniffer' planes to try and collect samples. North Korea on January 06 has announced on successful testing of a hydrogen bomb.
Thermonuclear devices are much more powerful than their atomic predecessors and release different ratios of radioactive elements. But none has so far reported to detect any such symptom.
North Korea's test on Wednesday has angered both the United States and China. However, the US government and weapons experts both have expressed doubt over North Korea's claim for testing a hydrogen bomb.
Historically, the socially democratic China backs economic and diplomatic missions of the socialist North Korea. In recent days, China not only has expressed anger over North Korea's nuke bid but also signed up for tough United Nations sanctions on North Korea.
The socialists' nuke program may destabilize neighborhoods and instigate US to send weapons and forces to the region, fears China. However, many Chinese experts fear, pulling China's support back for the socialist neighbor will destabilize the country. This may compel China to witness a flood of refugees from the destabilized neighboring country.
North Korea has been reported to successfully test hydrogen bombs on Wednesday, January 06. Some border adjacent Chinese has expressed their concern about potential radiation hazards. China's Environment Protection Ministry is conducting radiation test continuously over 500 bordering people, but nothing has been reported to detect yet. However, Pyongyang's move has angered US and China since the move may destabilize regional harmony.