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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

North Korea Restarts Nuclear Plant


U.S. spy satellites have detected signs that North Korea has restarted its nuclear plant, according to a South Korean newspaper.

The large-circulation Chosun Ilbo is reporting that the the U.S. has detected steam coming from a reprocessing facility at North Korea's main Yongbyon nuclear plant. The paper cited an unnamed South Korean government source.

North Korea recently said it was restarting the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel rods to harvest weapons-grade plutonium at the Yongbyon plant in response to international criticism of its April 5 rocket launch.