Vienna, Austria
  26 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017

R.K. Khekan1

1Iraqi National Monitoring Authority, Baghdad, Iraq


This abstract is meant to study the North Korea's nuclear tests that were conducted in January and October 2016. North Korea set off two explosions at the test site in the northeast of the country. Bearing in mind that radionuclide observations are required to establish that the explosions were definitely nuclear in origin, this presentation focusses on the main three xenon isotopes which are Xe-131m, Xe-133m and Xe-133 and their possible association with North Korea's tests. These isotopes are produced in fission reaction and exhibit suitable half-lives and radiation emission to be detected in the atmosphere at low levels at great distances from the release site. In this poster the CTBTO results will be re-examined.