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Keeping an eye on N. Korea

February 26, 2017


Govt. to set up new nuclear monitoring post




The Japanese government plans to set up an observation point in northern Japan with the help of an international agency to step up the monitoring of North Korea's nuclear activity.

The Vienna-based Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization monitors nuclear tests by measuring seismic waves and checking for radioactive substances in the air.

The observation points in Japan include 2 sites in Okinawa and Gunma prefectures that can detect radioactive substances such as xenon.

The equipment will be installed in northern Japan by the end of the year. The government will pay about 2.4 million dollars to cover the costs.



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