Images show North Korea nuclear reactor may be operating again: experts




 
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April 30th, 2015  
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Topic: Images show North Korea nuclear reactor may be operating again: experts


By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Satellite images taken between January and this month show a North Korean nuclear reactor that can yield material for atomic bombs may be operating again at low power or intermittently, U.S. experts said on Wednesday. A report from David Albright and Serena Kelleher-Vergantini at Washington's Institute for Science and International Security said the imagery also suggested that a centrifuge plant at the Yongbyon nuclear complex had been operated and that North Korea may be preparing to conduct renovations at this plant. The latest ISIS analysis comes at a time of rising concern about North Korea's nuclear and missile capabilities. The experts based their latest assessment on observation of melting snow patterns on the reactor and turbine buildings at Yongbyon, indicating that the insides of the buildings may have been hot.




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