Saturday, October 14, 2006


Radioactive material detected from North Korea

Some new preliminary data about whether the North Korean blast was conventional or nuclear from the New York Times:

"An analysis of air samples taken in the region on Wednesday found radioactive material that is “consistent with a North Korean nuclear test,” according to a document sent to lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Friday by the office of John D. Negroponte, the director of national intelligence.

But a senior intelligence official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the results were still preliminary and that final analysis of the data would not be completed for several days."

Hat tip to Dynamics of Cats

UPDATE: Posts at WG about the North Korea test:

Radioactive material detected from North Korea

Guestblog: Teachable Moment: North Korea nuclear test

More recordings of nuclear blasts

North Korea nuclear test

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