Radiation leaks detected in Chinese earthquake zone
nukegingrich | May 24, 2008 at 05:20 pmby
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Radiation leaks in the Chinese earthquake zone. The news from China keeps getting more grim.
Chinese environment authorities say they have found fifty hazardous sources of radiation since this month’s earthquake.
Senior environment official, Wu Xiaoqing has said the situation is returning to normal after the discovery of thirty five of the radiation sources. The other fifteen had been also been pinpointed but not yet dealt with. ... ...
The disaster area is home to China's chief nuclear weapons research lab in Mianyang, as well as several secretive atomic sites, but no nuclear power stations.
The known death toll from the quake already exceeds 55,000, but more bodies are expected to be found as the debris from the dozens of flattened cities, towns and villages is cleared.