Confirmed: North Korea test was indeed nuclear

There had been some questions last week as to whether or not the test North Korea conducted on October 8 was of nuclear strength. Today, the US has confirmed that it was:

Air samples gathered last week contain radioactive materials that confirm that North Korea conducted an underground nuclear explosion, National Intelligence Director John Negroponte’s office said Monday.

In a short statement posted on its Web site, Negroponte’s office also confirmed that the size of the explosion was less than 1 kiloton, a comparatively small nuclear explosion. Each kiloton is equal to the force produced by 1,000 tons of TNT.


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