Haegumgang Uranium Deposit
|Other Name:||해금강우라늄매장지; Pakchon Nuclear Facility; Pakch'ŏn-kun Atomic Energy Research Institute|
|Location:||Haegumgang-ri (해금강리), Kosong-kun (고성군), Kangwon Province (강원도), North Korea|
|Subordinate To:||Ministry of Extractive Industries (채취공업성), Cabinet (내각)|
|Size:||Reportedly approximately 4 million tons of uranium deposits|
In 1964, North Korea reported that it had discovered approximately 4 million tons of deposits in "Unggi-kun (웅기군)," North Hamgyŏng Province (함경북도); Hamhŭng (함흥시), South Hamgyŏng Province (함경남도); Haegŭmgang-ri (해금강리), Kosŏng-kun (고성군), Kangwŏn Province (강원도); Hamhŭng, Unggi, and Haegŭmgang. The current status of this mine is unknown. [Note: "Unggi-kun" is an old name for a section of what is now known as the "special administrative city of Nasŏn (나선직할시), which borders on Russia.]
 So Yong-ha, "Capacity for Nuclear Weapons Development," Hoguk, July 1989, pp. 119-122, in "North's Nuclear Capability Assessed," FBIS-EAS-89-148, 3 August 1989, pp. 23-26.
 Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., "North Korea's Nuclear Infrastructure," Jane's Intelligence Review, 1 February 1994, pp. 74-79.
 Osamu Eya, Kimu Jon Iru Daizukan (Tokyo: Shogakkan, 2000), pp. 64-65.
 Yu Min, "Pukhan Kip'okchekaebal Chipch'ak 70 Ch'arye P'okp'alshirhŏm/Russia Chŏngbu'ŭi Pukhaekp'yŏngganaeyong," Taehan Maeil, 5 January 1996, p. 6, in KINDS, www.kinds.or.kr.
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