Wiwŏn Uranium Deposit

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Last Updated: June 1, 2005
Other Name: 위원우라늄매장지
Location: Wiwŏn-kun (위원군), Chagang Province (자강도), North Korea
Subordinate To: Ministry of Extractive Industries (채취공업성), Cabinet (내각)
Size: Unknown
Facility Status: Unknown

In 2002, the Hyundai Research Institute reported on its website that a uranium deposit exists in Wiwŏn-kun, Chagang Province. However, there is no further information on the amount on uranium at this site, or whether the site is being developed for uranium extraction.

Source: Hyundai Research Institute, "[Chihajawŏn/Maejangjiyŏk]," 2002, www.nk-infobank.com.

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