DEFCON Warning System Radiation Report – 9/8/17

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This is the DEFCON Warning System Radiation Report for 10:14 AM, PDT, Friday, September 8, 2017

There have been some reports of minor radiation detected from the North Korea nuclear test September 2, 2017.

Reports have come from provinces on the China side, near the North Korean border, the North Korea test site, and South Korea.

Radiation amounts are small to trace, and present no health hazard at this time.

It is difficult to know exactly how much radiation to expect, as the radiation is likely being released due to a collapse at the nuclear test site in North Korea.  The test was done underground, but the testing site collapsed due both to the power of the explosion as well as due to repeated tests.

It is unlikely that there will be further exposure, but this can change depending on what happens at the test site.

Again, there is no health hazard based on current readings.

There will be no further broadcasted radiation reports unless the situation changes significantly.

Updated radiation reports can be found at

Current available Radiation Reports

Location Radiation Level Time Reported
Baishan, Jilin Province. China hundred-22.8 nanograys per hour 2017-09-07 15:22:38 KST
Shandong province, China hundred-22.8 nanograys per hour 2017-09-07 15:22:38 KST
Pungyye-ri, North Korea Elevated, unknown 2017-09-07 15:22:38 KST
South Korea, generic Trace 2017/09/08 20:01 KST

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