August 18, 2022



North Korean nuclear reactor used for plutonium production appears active, IAEA says

CNN World

Updated 1:37 AM ET, Mon August 30, 2021

(CNN) North Korea appears to have restarted operations at a power plant capable of producing plutonium for nuclear weapons, according to the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog.

The International Atomic Energy Agency said that clues, such as the discharge of cooling water, observed in early July indicated the plant is active. No such evidence had been observed since December 2018, the IAEA said.

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