NKorea 'new nuke enrichment ability'
- Published: 24 Sep 2013 at 10.28
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North Korea may have acquired the technical capability to domestically produce essential components for centrifuges used to enrich uranium as well as uranium-bearing gas under its nuclear program, according to United States nuclear experts who analysed the North's scientific papers and patent award reports.
The findings by the two experts -- Joshua Pollack and Scott Kemp -- are in line with a recent report by a US think tank that North Korea has expanded its uranium enrichment plant at Yongbyon, possibly doubling its size since last year.
The Institute for Science and International Security released the report in August based on its analysis of satellite imagery.
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