North Korea—Lack Of Testing Reduces Nuclear Threat, Despite Ongoing Enrichment, Says Report

Reuters | 02/12/2019

The threat from North Korea has been reduced even as it continues to produce fuel for nuclear weapons, says a new report cited by Reuters.  Spent fuel collected from the 5-MW reactor at Yongbyon from 2016 to 2018 appeared to have begun reprocessing in May 2018, producing 11-19 pounds (5-8 kg) of weapons-grade plutonium, according to the report from Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation.  Combined with the production of up to 330 pounds (150...

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