As 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…
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