North Korea may get plutonium from restarted reactor in weeks: U.S.




 
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North Korea may get plutonium from restarted reactor in weeks: U.S.
 
February 10th, 2016  
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Topic: North Korea may get plutonium from restarted reactor in weeks: U.S.


North Korea may get plutonium from restarted reactor in weeks: U.S.
North Korea, which conducted its fourth nuclear test last month and launched a long-range rocket on Saturday, could begin to recover plutonium from a restarted nuclear reactor within weeks, the director of U.S. National Intelligence said on Tuesday. James Clapper said that in 2013, following its third nuclear test, North Korea announced its intention to “refurbish and restart” facilities at its Yongbyon nuclear complex, to include the uranium enrichment facility and its graphite-moderated plutonium production reactor shut down in 2007. "We assess that North Korea has followed through on its announcement by expanding its Yongbyon enrichment facility and restarting the plutonium production reactor," Clapper said in prepared testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee.




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