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Signs of Activity at North Korea’s Yongbyon Radiochemical Laboratory Facilities

On March 1, 2021, the IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi stated in his introductory statement to the Board of Governors that“some nuclear facilities in the DPRK continued to operate while others remained shut down.” Regarding North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Center, he went on to state there were “recent indications of operation of the steam plant” that serves the Radiochemical Laboratory. 

Imagery signatures of operations at the Radiochemical Laboratory are subtle, and thus monitoring the level of activity at the facilities is difficult.

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