New leak at Yongbyon facility in North Korea confirmed by IAEA

The nuclear facility in North Korea that emitted a major radioactive cloud on Feb. 25 is leaking again, according to Melissa Fleming, spokeswoman for the International Atomic Energy Agency.

South Korean Press Secretary John Foster says this new cloud poses health risks to the people of the Korean peninsula and beyond.

North Korea, being run by a triumvirate of leaders who stepped in to depose Kim Jong Un quickly after he took up the post of his father who died in office, says on its Web site that it is investigating the leak.

North Korea has been closed to open outside investigation by nuclear experts for years.


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