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Yongbyon (Nyongbyon)

5 MW(e) Reactor


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Satellite Imagery of the 5MW Reactor at Yongbyon

Views of the 5MW Reactor at the Yongbyon facility. The image on the left is from 29 September 2004. The image on the right is from 5 January 2006. There has been some infrastructure activity since 29 September 2004, including a dirt path that has now been paved over.
Views of the 5MW Reactor at the Yongbyon facility as of September 29, 2004 and January 5, 2006. It is assumed that the difference in the amount of steam being produced is not indicative of increase activity. Rather, it is a result of the current temperature and humidity.
Views of the 5MW Reactor at the Yongbyon facility as of March 5, 2003 and January 5, 2006. In the view from January 5, 2006, an increase of activity is evident due to the presence of vehicles and containers by the main building.
Views of the 5MW Reactor at the Yongbyon facility as of February 22, 2000 and January 5, 2006. North Korea restarted the 5MW reactor on February 27, 2003. The steam plume in the January 5, 2006 view is indicitive of the reactor being active.




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