[Temsili fotoğraf: Reuters]
Washington-based organization 38 North announced that an experimental light water reactor (ELWR) was observed nearing completion at its Yongbyon facility, according to satellite images dated March 3-17.
In the related report, it was informed that construction of a new support building has begun and water discharges from the reactor’s cooling system have been detected, indicating that the ELWR is “closer to operating state”.
The footage also shows that a 5-megawatt reactor at Yongbyon continues to operate and new construction work has begun around the plant’s uranium enrichment plant, possibly increasing its capacities.
“These developments appear to reflect Kim Jong-un’s recent directive to increase the production of fissile material to expand the arsenal of nuclear weapons,” the organization’s report states. it was said.