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China starts radiation monitoring at North Korea border

The emergency response was set at "level 2", the second- highest grade on a four-tier system

AFP | PTI  |  Beijing 

People watch a TV news reporting about a possible nuclear test conducted by North Korea ,at the Seoul Railway station in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo: PTI)
People watch a TV news reporting about a possible nuclear test conducted by North Korea at the Seoul Railway station in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: PTI

started for radiation along its border with in response to the country's largest so far on Sunday.

The environment ministry announced on its social media account that it began "emergency radiation monitoring" along its northeastern border shortly before noon.

The emergency response was set at "level 2", the second- highest grade on a four-tier system.

It did not indicate whether any radiation had been detected.

The decision follows what has described as the successful detonation of a hydrogen bomb.

The resulting explosion was considerably larger than previous tests and was felt by residents in Chinese cities hundred of kilometres from the North's border.

First Published: Sun, September 03 2017. 21:55 IST
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