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Satellite imagery suggests N. Korea is expanding its uranium enrichment plant
Updated: 2021-10-07 17:05:36 KST
It appears North Korea is still expanding its uranium enrichment plant at its main nuclear facility.
The U.S.-based North Korea-monitoring website 38 North reported Wednesday that commercial satellite imagery shows the North has covered up a building at the Yongbyon complex that was recently reported to be under construction.
Pictures from October 1st indicate the North has built a new structure as well.
Information on what the new building will be used for remains unclear, but experts speculate that it could be used to turn low-enriched uranium into weapons-grade material.
However, the North's intent will be harder to figure out now they've concealed the building from the prying eyes of satellites.
Reporter : graceshin@arirang.com