plutonium - updates

Rappler's latest stories on plutonium


North Korea likely has more plutonium than previously thought – US monitor

Jul 15, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Increased thermal activity is noted at Yongbyon s uranium enrichment facility but it is unclear whether this indicated a push to increase supplies possibly for weapons or if it is part of maintenance operations

North Korea has plutonium for 10 nuclear bombs – South Korea

Jan 11, 2017 - 1:57 PM

Analysts are divided over how close Pyongyang is to realizing its full nuclear ambitions but all agree it has made enormous strides since Kim Jong Un took over as leader

Putin signs law halting plutonium disposal deal with US

Oct 31, 2016 - 10:45 PM

The law published Monday in the government s online database comes weeks after Putin had ordered the deal – signed in 2000 to allow both nuclear powers to dispose of plutonium from their defense programs – be halted

PUTIN. Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a Valdai Discussion Club meeting of political scientists in Sochi on October 27, 2016. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/ SPUTNIK / AFP

'Indications' N. Korea has reactivated plutonium plant: UN watchdog

Jun 07, 2016 - 12:16 AM

The Un atomic watchdog says North Korea may have reactivated a plant for reprocessing plutonium for use in nuclear weapons citing satellite imagery and echoing recent comments from a US think tank

TEST. This picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 24, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting an underwater test-fire of a strategic submarine ballistic missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea on April 23, 2016. Photo by KCNA / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP

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

Japan to send plutonium cache to US under nuclear deal – report

Jan 05, 2016 - 3:35 PM

It will be one of Japan s most significant overseas movements of plutonium since it transported one tonne from France in 1993 to be used in nuclear reactor experiments

TIMELINE: Iran's 13-year nuclear standoff with the world

Mar 31, 2015 - 9:30 PM

UPDATED A summary of the main developments in the Iran nuclear crisis since 2002

A file picture dated 21 August 2010 shows a general view of the Iranian nuclear power plant in Bushehr, southern Iran. Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

FAST FACTS: What we know about Iran's nuclear program

Mar 31, 2015 - 8:54 PM

A brief lowdown on the current status of Iran s nuclear activities

A file photograph showing an general view of the nuclear power plant in Bushehr, Iran, on 20 August 2010. Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

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