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Winds from North Korea nuclear test site may send radiation toward Japan, AccuWeather says

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Following a deadly tunnel collapse at a North Korean nuclear test site, winds may strengthen from the northwest and direct radiation toward northern Japan, according to AccuWeather research.

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North Korean soldiers and their families are currently being treated for radiation exposure following a deadly tunnel collapse at a North Korean nuclear test site last month, according to multiple media reports.

According to new reports, 200 people were apparently killed in the October collapse at an unfinished tunnel at the Punggye-ri site, after rescuers sent to save 100 people buried beneath debris were themselves trapped after a second collapse occurred.

The testing site is located in mountainous terrain in the northeastern part of the country.

It is possible that the supposed test of a hydrogen bomb conducted on September 3 may have weakened the area, resulting in the tunnel’s collapse last month.

All previous nuclear tests that North Korea announced were conducted at the same location where the collapse occurred. AccuWeather research has indicated that all of these tests have occurred when wind conditions were light.

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