Thursday, May 2, 2013

North Korea 'Plutonium' Reactor Almost Ready

New satellite images of North Korea suggest it is nearing completion of a reactor designed for generating electricity - but which will have the capability to produce plutonium.

US academics who visited the site at the Yongbyon nuclear complex in 2010 concluded the reactor was being built for electricity.

But analysts say that once complete the reactor will have a residual capability to produce weapons-grade plutonium.