Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | October 5, 2017

Nuclear watchdog seeks airborne particles from North Korea by Reuters


Originally featured on Reuters on 5 October 2017, the video report demonstrates how CTBTO is using its world-wide array of monitoring stations to authenticate possible nuclear explosions. 



North Korea’s triumphant announcement on September 3rd saying they’ve successfully conducted their largest nuclear test to date. Authenticating such reports is down to experts from the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).

The Vienna-based nuclear proliferation watchdog has 289 certified technology stations world-wide, with more planned. As well as seismic, hydroacoustic and infrasound sensors; radionuclide detectors like this sample the air for minute traces of nuclear particles.

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