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    Deposit No. 1184

    Phosphate mined at Deposit No. 1184 is bedded with both hard and soft phosphate of the late Cretaceous era. [3] The General Company for Phosphate and Mines (GECOPHAM) mines the deposits, and the combined capacity of Eastern A, Eastern B, and the Khneifess phosphate rock mines is 2.65Mt per year. [4]

    Of proliferation concern, the Sawwaneh phosphate rock located ...

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    Chunggang-ŭp Missile Base

    North Korean defector "Lee Yŏng Shik" (pseudonym) says this factory produces nozzles that are used in the assembly of missiles at the No. 26 Factory in Kanggye, Chagang Province. There are a number of ways to interpret Lee's statement about "nozzle production." The simplest interpretation is that this facility produces "nozzles" for unguided rockets. In the case of simple ...

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    Defence Electronics Applications Lab

    DEAL was founded in 1965 in Mussoorie (Uttar Pradesh); it was then known as the Himalayan Radio Propagation Unit. In 1968, the lab was shifted from Mussoorie to Dehradun (Uttar Pradesh)* and in 1976 renamed as the Defence Electronics Applications Laboratory (DEAL). Since then, DEAL has expanded into a "major system laboratory" of the DRDO.

    *Dehradun is now the capital ...

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    Defence Food Research Laboratory

    The DFRL was founded on 28 December 1961 under the authority of the DRDO. During the last three decades, it has been able to conserve, preserve, stabilize, design, fabricate, and engineer a vast array of Indian foods.

    The DFRL performs toxicological, nutritional, and biochemical studies. In addition, it studies the development of convenience foods, preservation of foods, food safety, food ...

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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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