As Chinese Nuclear Incident Unfolds, Expert Falls Off Building & Dies | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

As Chinese Nuclear Incident Unfolds, Expert Falls Off Building & Dies

“Harbin Engineering University announces with deep grief that Professor Zhang Zhijian regrettably fell off a building and died at 9.34 am on June 17, 2021,” the statement read. “The university expresses deep sorrow over the passing of comrade Zhang Zhijian and deep condolences to his family.”

The housings of about five of the more than 60,000 fuel rods in the Number One reactor are estimated to have been damaged, accounting for less than 0.01 percent of the total number, far lower than the assumed maximum damage proportion of 0.25 percent in the design for the reactor, it said.

China also accused CNN of spreading “fake news”, by sharing the idea that safety limits were raised around the nuclear power plant to hide the situation. In a statement, the Ministry of Ecology and the Environment wrote, “The CNN report was not correct when it said that the National Nuclear Safety Administration had approved raising the limit on the acceptable amount of radiation detected outside the plant to avoid its shutdown.”

Luk Bing-lam, a nuclear engineering expert at the City University of Hong Kong, told reporters he believes fuel rods are leaking gases produced during nuclear fission. “If the leakage is more severe, then you will start seeing more radioactive material like cesium, rather than gas,” he said.

For now, there is no observation of radioactive gas or material beyond Chineses borders being reported, but scientists are keeping an eye on remote observation collection sites and the global weather pattern to analyze what, if anything, is coming from the troubled nuclear power plant and where it’s headed.