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A leaked report has raised new fears that Murorua Atoll, the site of French nuclear testing in the Pacific, is in danger of collapsing.
Murorua e Tatou says the issue was detailed in a leaked report from the Ministry of Defence to the French government dated March 2010.
The Nuclear Association’s president, Roland Oldham, told Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat program that radioactive material could be released into the Pacific Ocean if the atoll were to collapse.
“Just in that little area there is over maybe twelve underground tests in that area and we have to remember that France have done altogether 193 nuclear test explosions in Murorua,” he said.
“In the soil of Muroroa, if something happens there is about 150 holes containing very dangerous radioactivity.”
The association says if the atoll were to collapse it could also trigger a 15 metre tsunami.
Originally posted by JBA2848
Strange thing when you look at the island on google maps. It looks like something was caught on the picture exploding sending up a large smoke plume.
It doe not look volcanic its a island ring.
The left side is where the smoke plume is.
low cloud tis all
common on google maps
Are they doing testing there still or again?
edit on 19-8-2012 by JBA2848 because: (no reason given)