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North Korea has restarted plutonium reactor – US spy chief

Feb 10, 2016 - 12:01 AM

When fully operational the reactor is capable of producing around six kilos 13 pounds of plutonium a year – enough for one nuclear bomb experts say

North Korea nuclear reactor not fully operational – US think tank

Jan 14, 2016 - 9:52 AM

A Washington based institute concludes the Yongbyon reactor has been operating intermittently or at low power throughout the period

Photos show new N. Korea nuclear test tunnel – US think tank

Dec 03, 2015 - 8:48 AM

The tunnel is in a new area of the Punggye ri site separate from 3 other tunnels

N. Korea confirms reactor restart after hints of missile launch

Sep 15, 2015 - 2:51 PM

UPDATED When fully operational the reactor is capable of producing around 6 kilos 13 pounds of plutonium a year enough for one nuclear bomb experts say

Satellite pix suggest N. Korea reactor shut down – US think-tank

Oct 04, 2014 - 9:04 PM

The Washington based Institute for Science and International Security says the reason for the apparent shutdown was unclear

North Korea restarts plutonium reactor - institute

Sep 12, 2013 - 7:48 AM

Satellite imagery taken on August 31 shows white steam coming out of a building next to the five megawatt plutonium reactor at Yongbyon

North Korea uranium enrichment capacity 'doubled'?

Aug 08, 2013 - 5:00 PM

The Institute for Science and International Security ISIS said images show the building housing the gas centrifuge plant at Yongbyon had been expanded to twice its original size