‘Substantial’ radioactive gas detected in North Korea, IAEA says

This morning (Friday, February 25, 2011) at 10:02am, IAEA instruments monitoring the North Korea nuclear facility at Yongbyon detected the release of what appears to be a substantial amount of radioactive gas and debris, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The size of the cloud and the extent of the dispersion remain unclear.
However, in Pyongyang, the communist nation’s capital, about an hour later, according to an unnamed Russian journalist, a small group of what appeared to be protesters gathered in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea. The protesters were not immediately dispersed by security forces.
INN is working to find out more about the reported release.
The North Korean government has just released a statement that says “All such reports are vile slanders, and you know by whom.”
The governments of the U.S., Russia, South Korea and Japan have not yet responded to calls requesting comment.

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