Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Qom (Ghom)

Digital Globe Imagery January 2009

The excavations initially seen in the 2005 images are seen in the 2009 image to consist of a pair of symmetrical rectangular box features, for a total of four. This image is a composite depiction of one such installation. These are most easily interpreted as some type of electrical power generation plant [diesel, gas turbine, etc]. Since this site is at a rather remote location, it might have seemed easier to generate the electrical power needed by the enrichment centrifuges on site, rather than building power lines to connect the site with the distant power grid.

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