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South Korea's nuclear power reactors have not been designed to deal with military attacks, a report submitted to a lawmaker by the Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. (KHNP) showed Sunday. The evaluation sent to Rep. Kim Jong-hoon of the conservative Liberty Korea Party revealed that the outer protective wall of local reactors were never meant to withstand a missile strike or other forms of concerted attacks.
The reinforced concrete walls are the last barrier built around reactors that can contain radioactive materials from being released into the surrounding area in the event of a serious accident. "They have been designed from the outset only to remain standing in the face of typhoons, earthquakes and other forms of natural disasters," the lawmaker said.
He pointed out that the casing can deflect the blast of explosions and debris from the inside, although not from external strikes or even the kind of terrorist attack that destroyed the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.
originally posted by: dragonridr
a reply to: dianajune
This is a non story there isnt a nuclear reactor in the world that can withstand a military strike. So what is really the point of this article?
What about an EMP attack on Pyongyang? Would that suffice?
originally posted by: dianajune
Does anyone here at ATS have any theories as to the most effective but least lethal means of stopping Lil' Kim?
originally posted by: verschickter
a reply to: dianajune
If you do that EMP thing the ability for everyone to communicate in that region over radio (includes satelites) would be reduced greatly. With region, I mean pacific, korea, china, japan even parts of russia, depending on the height.
Satelites will be fried and those that still work will be unable to communicate downwards through the layer of charged particles. That´s not an option and probably seen as an act of war by the chinese, russians and japan. Well maybe not russia as it´s too far north but certainly china.
Stopping him from doing what? What has happened now that hasn't been happening for years?