November 15, 2010 12:05
A U.S. nuclear expert says North Korea is building an experimental light-water reactor in Yongbyon, where its main nuclear facilities are located.
Siegfried Hecker, a former chief of the Los Alamos National Library who recently visited North Korea, told reporters in Beijing that the communist country informed him of the construction of the reactor, which is said to have an output of 25 to 30 MW.
Hecker added that construction has just begun and will take several years to complete.
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