North Korea delivers a new nuclear reactor

North Korea delivers a new nuclear reactor
internationalApr 2, 2323 6:10 p.mauthor: Remy Cook

North Korea is putting the finishing touches on a new nuclear reactor at its Yongbyon nuclear complex. Bloomberg reported this based on reports from 38 North, which owns the satellite imagery. The site, which is based in Washington, D.C., analyzes all kinds of happenings in North Korea.

North Korea is putting the finishing touches on a new nuclear reactor at its Yongbyon nuclear complex. Bloomberg reported this based on reports from 38 North, which owns the satellite imagery. The site, which is based in Washington, D.C., analyzes all kinds of happenings in North Korea. (ANP/Associated Press)

on the pictures It will involve building what is called an experimental light water reactor (ELWR) and water drainage systems near the reactor, which may indicate that the reactor’s cooling system is under testing.

“major expansion”

Earlier this week, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un visited another nuclear plant that, among other things, produces bombs and stated that he wanted a “major expansion” of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal. In addition, North Korea would be ready to deploy nuclear weapons “anytime and anywhere.” Kim Jong-un’s visit coincided with several ballistic missile tests, which can also be used to launch nuclear warheads.

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The nuclear reactor at the Yongbyon site – which has a capacity of 5 megawatts – has been running non-stop since 2021. Satellite images also show that a new nuclear waste building is being constructed.

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