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El Salam Reactor



Satellite Imagery of the El Salam Reactor

CIA Map depicting the location of the El Salam Reactor site

Landsat-5 imagery from 1987, depicting the future reactor construction site and nearby town of Birine (Source: Earth Science Data Interface)

The vegetation growth in the shape of the future reactor construction site indicates a possible security fence.(Source: Earth Science Data Interface)

Overview of the El Salam Reactor site as of 1 March 2003. The facility has over 880 acres of security buffer. The Reactor bldg and possible enrichment facilities occupy a 34 acres site with an additional security fence. (Source: Imagesat Intl)

The main parts of El Salam are the Reactor Complex, Worker Housing area, and an unidentified secured area. (Source: Imagesat Intl)

Overview of the El Salam Reactor Complex.(Source: Imagesat Intl)

In addition to the 15 Megawatt heavy water reactor, there is a probable reprocessing and radioisotope laboratory. (Source: Imagesat Intl)

Overview of the worker housing area.(Source: Imagesat Intl)

A small unidentified 20 acre site with a separate security fence or wall, is located outside the facility perimeter. The heavy walled building has no announced function, but was believed to have been intended to be a full scale plutonium reprocessing plant. (Source: Imagesat Intl)

El Salam is served by a 1000 foot runway capable of supporting short take-off and landing (STOL) capable aircraft and or helicopters. (Source: Imagesat Intl)




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