radiation

Netizen Voices: Doubts over DPRK “Nuclear Drift”

After North Korea’s February 12 nuclear test, condemnation of the blast rained in from both China’s government and the general public. Netizens voiced anxiety that irradiated fallout from the blast might travel...

Netizen Voices: Fear of Radiation from North Korea

After North Korea’s nuclear test yesterday, Chinese netizens have voiced concern that radiation could reach across the border. Rumors about nuclear pollution in the northeast continue to surface, but to date the government has...

China to Ban Imports of Farm Products from Japan

Increased fears about radiation contamination have prompted China to ban produce from 12 different regions of Japan. From Reuters: China will ban the import of farm produce, including food, edible agricultural products and...

In Shanxi, Lasting Pain

China Dialogue reports on a radiation accident in 1992 from a misplaced cobalt-60 cylinder that killed one man in Shanxi and contaminated his pregnant wife, whose now 18-year-old daughter is living with the consequences: At...

The Faithless Masses

A recent public panic and run on salt, which was falsely rumored to prevent radiation, has sparked a discussion on the crisis of confidence in the Chinese government. From the Economist: On one day alone, some 4,000 tonnes of...

Living the Worry-free Life in China’s ‘Atomic City’

The Globe and Mail reports from Xihai, the site where China’s first atomic and hydrogen bombs were designed and developed and where the resulting radiation still lingers: The sources of that radiation are likely all around...

China Contains Radiation in Quake Area

AP reports on efforts to contain sources of potential leaked radiation from the earthquake, after 50 sources of radiation were discovered to be buried in the debris: Officials precariously balanced their efforts to clean up and...

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