Five days after North Korea conducted its strongest nuclear test, traces of xenon gas were detected in South Korea, according to Seoul’s nuclear safety agency on Friday, Infowars reports.
The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission found xenon-133 isotope, a radioactive material, in their analysis of the air, ground, air and maritime samplings collected following Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test.
But the agency added that the amount would not have any negative impact to people’s health as South’s background radiation continues to stay at its usual level of 50-300 nanosieverts per hour.
Last week, the communist regime defied warnings by the international community by conducting its sixth and most powerful nuclear test.
The regime claimed it was a hydrogen bomb that can be carried by an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the continental United States.
In China’s northeastern Changbai County, radiation levels climbed to 110.7, reaching a high of 112.5 on Wednesday, according to the South China Morning Post.