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    Ch'ŏlsan Uranium Mine

    During the late 1940s and the 1950s, the Soviet Union mined monazite for its at the Ch'ŏlsan mine. In 1947, the Soviets were reported to be surveying North Korea's monazite mines, with the help of a "Dr. Chao Yang." In fact, nuclear related activity in North Korea may have begun at this and other mines. The ...

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    Department 32

    There is very little open source information about this unit, but it is reportedly involved in the development of chemical warheads.

    [1] Chang Chun Ik, Pukhan Haek-Missile Chŏnjaeng, (Seoul: Sŏmundang, 1999), pp. 361, 434; Ch'oe Yŏng Jae, "Mi'gug'ŭi Pukhan Saenghwahangmu'gi Appak Chŏllyak," Shindonga, January 2002,
    [2] Choe Yong-chae, Shindonga, January 2002, pp. 300-313, in "US ...

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    China Isotope Corporation (CIC)

    Founded in 1983, The China Isotope Corporation (CIC) is primarily involved in research, development, and production of nuclear isotopes such as Cobalt-60, as well as promoting various applications of nuclear technology in medicine and industry.

    Source: “China Isotope Corporation,”

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    Fuel Manufacturing Plant (FMP)

    The Fuel Manufacturing Plant (FMP) is the primary center for nuclear fuel production in Iran. On 9 April 2009, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad officially inaugurated the FMP, although the IAEA reported that the plant had been making fuel prior to Iran's formal declaration. [1] The FMP produces natural uranium fuel rods for the IR-40 research reactor at ...

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    Fuel Enrichment Plant (FEP)

    The Fuel Enrichment Plant (FEP) is an underground uranium centrifuge enrichment plant, and the primary facility in Iran's centrifuge program. Construction started in the early 2000s, and the plant has been partially operating since February 2007. The exile group the National Council of Resistance of Iran revealed the existence of the facility to the public in ...

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    Geumchang-ri Underground Facility

    The U.S. suspected Geumchang-ri of being a nuclear facility when satellite photos showed construction of pipelines and underground tunnels in 1989. The suspicion deepened when it was determined that the same military construction crew that built the Yongbyon nuclear complex was also working on the site. Based on the vast amounts of excavated soil, some believed the site was ...

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    Fast Reactor Fuel Reprocessing Plant (FRFRP)

    The Fast Reactor Fuel Reprocessing Plant (FRFRP) is currently under development at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) facility in Kalpakkam. This plant will reprocess plutonium-uranium carbide fuel from the Fast Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR), which is also located in Kalpakkam. Spent fuel from the FBTR is currently being reprocessed on a laboratory scale at the ...

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    Electronics Corporation of India Limited

    The Electronics Corporation of India was incorporated in 1967 with the objective of achieving self-reliance in areas related to the electronics industry. Another objective was to promote the development of indigenous technology and blend indigenous and foreign technologies to meet the demands of Indian industry. ECIL is now one of the largest industries in India's electronic sector and has business ...

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    Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) alleges that a location referred to as "Dorud" houses a facility for research and development on unguided missiles. [1] Additional corroboration for this assertion is unavailable in the open source literature, though CSIS's Anthony Cordesman writes of a Dorud facility responsible for producing parts for T-72 tanks. [2] However, it is unclear whether the Dorud ...

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    Electromagnetic Isotope Separator

    This facility may have been housed and operated at the laboratory for physical chemistry, a department at the Vinca Institute of Nuclear. [1] During the 1960s, scientists at Vinca studied the effects of modifying an "analyzer" using several ion sources. [2] This may have been part of overall research into electromagnetic isotope separation techniques to enrich uranium. [3 ...

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    Eilabun (Missile)

    Satellite reconnaissance of this site, near the Arab village of Eilabun, has led analysts to believe that it is some sort of strategic military facility. While open source material cannot confirm the true nature of the site, Jane's speculates that Eilabun is a secondary Jericho ballistic missile storage site, composed of underground bunkers similar to those found at ...

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