The Yongbyon nuclear reactor in North Korea was reactivated to once again produce plutonium for the atomic weapons program in the country. This information was revealed by satellite images studied by U.S. experts.
The photographs were captured on August 31 and subsequently published on Wednesday, September 11, by the Johns Hopkins University of Washington and the Institute for Science and International Security in the United States. The images show a white vapour cloud coming out of a building near the reactor room that has turbines.
“The white colour and volume are consistent and the steam emanating is because the electricity generation system is about to start, indicating that the reactor is in operation or about to” explained the experts at Johns Hopkins University 38north website, which is dedicated to North Korean studies.
While the US-Korea Institute, associated with Johns Hopkins University in Washington, discussed that in June they studied that the reactivation of the reactor would be in August.