Satellite spots N. Korea’s fuel fabrication facilities

Satellite spots N. Korea’s fuel fabrication facilities

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Korea: North Korea appears to be running a new fuel fabrication plant in Yongbyon, an apparent sign that the country is making an extensive effort to modernise and restart its nuclear facilities, according to a US institute. Commercial satellite imagery has identified facilities at the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center that may produce fuel for North Korea's recently restarted 5 MW plutonium production reactor as reported by a US institute on their website.

The identification of a probable fuel fabrication plant for the 5 MW reactor reinforces the conclusion that the resumed operation of North Korea's nuclear facilities in Yongbyon is "more wide-ranging and extensive than previously understood," said a spokesperson from the institute.

Source: Globalpost