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North Korea's Yongbyon Nuclear Complex: A Report by Siegfried S. Hecker

Report

Author
Siegfried S. Hecker - Co-Director of CISAC and Professor (Research), Department of Management Science and Engineering; FSI Senior Fellow

Published by
CISAC, November 20, 2010


Excerpt: "On November 12, during my most recent visit to the Yongbyon Nuclear Complex with Stanford University colleagues John W. Lewis and Robert Carlin, we were shown a 25 to 30 megawatt-electric (MWe) experimental light-water reactor (LWR) in the early stages of construction. It is North Korea's first attempt at LWR technology and we were told it is proceeding with strictly indigenous resources and talent. The target date for operation was said to be 2012, which appears much too optimistic."