NKorea nuke test risks radiation leak at test site

FILE - This undated file photo distributed on Sept. 3, 2017, by the North Korean government, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from right, at an undisclosed location in North Korea. As North Korea steps up its nuclear weapons tests and threats, South Korea’s Unification Ministry faces an almost existential crisis. It wasn’t too long ago that the ministry was one of Seoul’s most powerful government departments. But the political sway is mostly gone after a decade that saw relations between the Koreas go from bad to worse. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)

PV International Desk : South Korea says any future nuclear test by North Korea risks collapsing its mountain test site and triggering a radiation leak.
South Korea’s weather agency chief Nam Jae-Cheol made the comments Monday during a parliament committee meeting. He was responding to a lawmaker’s question about whether another North Korean test could lead to such an accident.
South Korea detected several earthquakes near the North’s nuclear test site in the country’s northeast after its sixth and most powerful bomb explosion in September. Experts say the quakes suggest the area is now too unstable to conduct more tests there.