2 Oct 2019 09:11

Radiation level normal in Primorye after N. Korea fires projectiles - weathermen

VLADIVOSTOK. Oct 2 (Interfax) - The launch of North Korean projectiles has not increased radiation levels in the Primorye Territory, which is the only area of Russia bordering North Korea, the territorial hydro-meteorological service said in a statement on its website.

According to the agency, radiation levels currently amount to 11-12 micro-Roentgens per hour, which is normal. The information is updated hourly.

As reported earlier by the South Korean military, North Korea fired unidentified projectiles towards the Sea of Japan on Wednesday.

The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said the projectiles were fired from the Wonsan area.

The type of projectiles and their flight range and top altitude are being verified.

Projectiles were launched the day after Choe Son Hui, North Korea's vice foreign minister, said that Pyongyang and Washington had agreed to resume denuclearization talks at a working level later this week. The dialogue was faltering after the failure of the Hanoi summit in February.