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Arak Plutonium Reactor Satellite Imagery

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A comparison with the analogous Plutonium Production Reactor at Khushab, in Paksitan, reveals similar design elements, including the circular reactor containment vessel, nearby reactor cooling plant, and exhaust gas stack.

Overview of Arak Heavy Water Facility. At this point the facility was still under construction and work had not yet begun on the Plutonium production reactor. (Source: Digital Globe, 9/26/2002)

Overview of Arak Heavy Water Facility. By this time there was considerably less construction at the Heavy Water Facility and the probable Plutonium production reactor had become visible. (Source: Digital Globe, 2/27/2005)

Future site of probable Plutonium reactor and support buildings. (Source: Digital Globe, 9/26/2002)

Probable Plutonium production reactor and support facilities had become visible. (Source: Digital Globe, 2/27/2005)

An area of about 35 acres (14 hectacres) appeared to have been cleared for future construction. (Source: Space Imaging, 2/29/2004)

Construction had begun on the probable Plutonium production reactor. (Source: Digital Globe, 2/27/2005)

Future site of buildings adjacent to probable Plutonium production reactor. (Source: Digital Globe, 9/26/2002)

Detail of support buildings adjacent to probable Plutonium production reactor. (Source: Digital Globe, 2/27/2005)

Detail of Heavy Water Facility. Construction was visible. (Source: Digital Globe, 9/26/2002)

Detail of Heavy Water Facility. New buildings and parking lots had been completed. (Source: Digital Globe, 2/27/2005)

Detail of Arak facilities. (Source: Digital Globe, 9/26/2002)

Detail of Arak facilities. Construction appeared to be complete. New buildings and paved roads were visible. (Source: Digital Globe, 2/27/2005)

Detail of Arak Heavy Water Facilities. (Source: Digital Globe, 9/26/2002)

Detail of Arak Heavy Water Facilities. (Source: Digital Globe, 2/27/2005)

Detail of Arak Heavy Water Facilities. (Source: Digital Globe, 9/26/2002)

Detail of Arak Heavy Water Facilities. Newly constructed buildings had become visible. (Source: Digital Globe, 2/27/2005)

Detail of Arak Heavy Water Facilities. (Source: Digital Globe, 9/26/2002)

Detail of Arak Heavy Water Facilities. (Source: Digital Globe, 2/27/2005)

Detail of buildings near Heavy Water Facility. (Source: Digital Globe, 9/26/2002)

Detail of buildings near Heavy Water Facility. Recent construction was visible. (Source: Digital Globe, 2/27/2005)

Detail of road leading into Arak Heavy Water Facility. (Source: Digital Globe, 9/26/2002)

Detail of road leading into Arak Heavy Water Facility. There appeared to be a guard house or checkpoint controlling access to the facility. (Source: Digital Globe, 2/27/2005)

Area near the road leading into Heavy Water Facility. No signs of construction were visible. (Source: Digital Globe, 9/26/2002)

Area near the road leading into Heavy Water Facility. New buildings and construction had become visible. (Source: Digital Globe, 2/27/2005)



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