North Korea first established an Atomic Energy Research Institute (원자력연구소) under its Academy of Sciences in December 1952. 1 2 The institute was moved to the Yongbyon Nuclear Research Center in the early 1964, and the institute currently has three branches. 3 The Pyongyang branch, established in 1987, is the Atomic Energy Research Institute. The Nanam-kuyok (나남구역) branch includes the Radioisotope Laboratory, built in 1980; and the Wonsan (원산) branch includes the Radiological Protection Institute.
- 북한개요 2009 North Korea Introduction 2009 (Seoul: Korea Institute for National Unification, 2009), p.322.
- “북한네트-백과: 과학기술 연구기관 DPRK Net – Encyclopedia: Science Technology Research Institutions,” Joogang Ilbo, http://nk.joins.com.
- “시사백과: 북핵/일지 North Korea Diary,” Chosun Ilbo, October 2006, http://nkchosun.com.