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Were there radioactive materials in the Tianjin warehouse?

text-cat-questionAs China races to clean up the still very dangerous Tianjin explosion site, and censors the Internet on news and images of this disaster – we are left with the question  – “What was stored in that warehouse?”

The fact that military staff, and International Atomic Energy Agency staff rushed to the area – does make you think that Chinese authorities considered that there was radioactive material stored in that warehouse.

If that were the case – the local area and even Beijing might be in danger from radioactive isotopes blown out by the massive explosion.

Unfortunately, information about this possibility is not forthcoming.

It underlines a serious problem about China being the current poster boy for the nuclear industry. A totalitarian and secretive regime is simply not  a safe place at all for nuclear facilities.

Tianjin doesn’t have nuclear power plants, as far as I can find out. But it is  a worry to find that Tianjin has a company that makes nuclear reactors – Tianjin Electric Power Company – Construction of Nuclear Power Plants  http://www.tepc.com.cn/en/MainBusiness.asp?Title=HeDianJS

Of course, it’s not as if ionising radiation is the only, or even the most serious, threat from this explosion. The chemical fallout in itself is  a monstrous heath hazard to the clean-up workers, and to the area’s residents.

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August 17, 2015 - Posted by | Christina's notes

2 Comments »

  1. Thank you for your devotion to revealing the truth about nuclear energy and the Fukushima disaster.

    Comment by Nick Thabit | August 17, 2015 | Reply

  2. Reblogged this on wyrdsis.

    Comment by wyrdsis | August 18, 2015 | Reply


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