This is another nuclear plant destroyed in a few weeks by a typhoon (after Brunswick in North Carolina – with a long-lasting fire causing massive contamination above all the US and western Europe and more PWR NPPs in the US, Sendai in Kyushu and – update – a sodium cooled fast reactor in south China in August after Bebinca – actually the most awful of all of them). The Joseph Farley NPP in Alabama also suffered a similar accident this Autumn, with limited fallout as with shielded PWRs – in these the leak of supercritical material can be stopped quickly with human intervention, by clogging the concrete shell, certainly a particularly painful and hurtful work.
Here the proof is indirect as I could not follow through webcams the plant as I did in Satsumasendai (being able to record from the livestream the impressive light of the blast).
But there is a good level of evidence. I am assuming it happened in Kori and not Wolsong. Several nuclear reactors have certainly been destroyed at the same time and the leaks were certainly fixed relatively quickly but the fallout has been quite important.
All the clocks are at my computer time (France).
1. Geiger spike matching the wind streams :
Korea depends on thermal for most of its electricity and it is EASY to start reserve thermal plants to conceal the loss of a nuclear plant. Compare the headlines :
And already a war readying with Saudi Arabia…
Here is some first data on the epidemiological consequences of that nuclear reactor blast, using Google Trends : “lung cancer” spiking one month after in provinces close to Kori (Ulsan & the city of Daegu, on the path of the winds spinning after having blown up the reactors). This is significant…