Posted Apr 4, 2013 5:02 AM CD
n this Feb. 14, 2008 file photo released by US researchers, the empty inner structure of a cooling tower at the Nyongbyon Nuclear Center in Nyongbyon, also known as Yongbyon, North Korea, is shown. (AP Photo/S.S. Hecker, File)
(Newser) – Looks like North Korea may be making good on at least one of its threats: After saying it would restart its Yongbyon nuclear reactor, it has apparently launched construction on the site, according to a US think tank. The construction appears visible in a March 27 satellite image of Yongbyon, say experts at Johns Hopkins University, per AFP. The work may be to replace cooling mechanisms that North Korea destroyed under a Bush administration agreement. When working, the reactor can produce 13 pounds of plutonium annually.
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