Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


Taechon Reactor Construction Site

Under the terms of the 21 October 1994 Agreed Framework, North Korea halted construction of a 200-MW(e) nuclear reactor at Taechon. New Space Imaging and Digital Globe imagery, confirms that the North Koreans had not resumed work on the facility as of April 2005. Published reports, however, claim that work resumed in the June 2005 timeframe.

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CIA Map of North Korea, depicting the area around Taechon.

CIA Map of North Korea, depicting the area around Taechon.
Tactical Pilotage Chart of Taechon and surrounding area. NIMA 1:250,000 Joint Operations Graphic of Taechon and surrounding area.
March 2005 to April 2005 image comparison of the partially completed 200 MW (Megawatt) reactor at Taechon.
(Original Image Credit: Space Imaging)
March 2005 to April 2005 detail comparison of the partially completed 200 MW (Megawatt) reactor at Taechon.
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CIB imagery of the Taechon area. CIB imagery showing the Taechon nuclear facility at 10 meter resolution.
Overview of the Taechon facility as of August 16, 2002.
(Credit Space Imaging Asia)
Overview of the Taechon facility as of September 3, 2002.
(Original Image Credit: Digital Globe)
Close-up of the Reactor Containment Building as of August 16, 2002.
(Original Image Credit: Space Imaging Asia)
Close-up of the Reactor Contaiment Building as of September 3, 2002.
(Original Image Credit: Digital Globe)




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