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U.S. Nuclear Expert: N. Korea Likely to Have More Nuclear Facilities Updated: 2012-03-23 00:00:00 KST

A prominent U.S. nuclear expert believes North Korea has more uranium enrichment facilities than it has acknowledged.
Professor Siegfried Hecker of Stanford University, who's now in Seoul for the nuclear security summit, told CNN Thursday that based on his study of recent satellite images and his visit to the Yongbyon nuclear facilities in 2010, he feels certain that North Korea has more secret nuclear sites elsewhere in the country.
Hecker also went on to say that Pyeongyang probably started its nuclear program long before they said they did as Yongbyon housed highly sophisticated centrifuges just one year after North Korean officials said they started their enrichment program.
By his calculations, Pyeongyang has up to eight plutonium bombs, each of which could cause as much damage as the one dropped on Nagasaki in Japan at the end of World War II.
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