[ RadSafe ] Explosions vs weapons
Muckerheide, Jim (CDA)
Jim.Muckerheide at state.ma.us
Mon Oct 9 11:00:36 CDT 2006
Right Maury. It should probably say "nuclear device."
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl on behalf of Maury Siskel
Sent: Mon 10/9/2006 5:00 AM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Explosions vs weapons
I believe it is a noteworthy distortion by a number of news sources
about the NK nuclear "weapon" test. The text of the statement by N.
Korea only references a nuclear test -- there is no suggestion that it
was a nuclear weapon. At least in my own opinion, I doubt that they have
a nuclear weapon yet. They will have, but there is a big difference
between a nuclear explosion and exploding a nuclear weapon.
The text of the announcement by the country's official Korean Central
News Agency follows. The formal name for North Korea is the Democratic
People's Republic of Korea or DPRK and KPA refers to the Korean People's
"The field of scientific research in the DPRK successfully conducted an
underground nuclear test under secure conditions on October 9, at a
stirring time when all the people of the country are making a great leap
forward in the building of a great, prosperous, powerful socialist nation.
"It has been confirmed that there was no such danger as radioactive
emission in the course of the nuclear test as it was carried out under
scientific consideration and careful calculation.
"The nuclear test was conducted with indigenous wisdom and technology
100 percent. It marks a historic event as it greatly encouraged and
pleased the KPA and people that have wished to have powerful self-
reliant defense capability.
"It will contribute to defending the peace and stability on the Korean
Peninsula and in the area around it."
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