There are reportedly as many as 22 nuclear facilities in 18 locations in North Korea. These include uranium mines, refinery plants, nuclear fuel plants, nuclear reactors, reprocessing facilities, and research facilities.
North Korea has atomic energy research centers in Yongbyon and Sunchon and a atomic power plant in Sinpo. Nuclear weapons development organs include the Atomic Energy Department of Kim Il-song University; the Physics Department of Kanggye Defense College; the metal science department under the Chemical Department of and the physics Research Institute of Pyongsong College of Science; the college of physics in Yongbyon atomic research center; and uranium mines in Kusong in North Pyongan province, an unidentified place in North Hwanghae province, and Sunchon in South Pyongan province. Natural uranium has been processed near the cities of Sunchon and Pyongsan since the 1960's.
Sources and Resources
- Defector Testifies on DPRK Nuclear Development FBIS-EAS-97-113 Seoul Wolgan
Choson, Jun 97 pp 318-327
- Weekly Assesses DPRK Nuclear War Preparations : JPRS-TND-94-015 - 30 June 1994 Seoul CHUGAN CHOSON 30 Jun 94 pp 26-28
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