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Pakch’ŏn Uranium Mine

  • Location
    P'akch'ŏn-kun (박천군), North P'yŏng'an Province (평안북도), North Korea
  • Type
    Nuclear-Exploration and Mining
  • Facility Status
    Unknown

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The Pakch’ŏn Uranium Mine is reportedly one of North Korea‘s primary uranium sources, but its current status is unknown.

Sources:
[1] Chang Chun Ik, Pukhan Haek-Missile Chŏnjaeng (Seoul: Sŏmundang, 1999), pp. 132-133.
[2] ROK Ministry of Unification, Pukhan Kaeyo 2000 (Seoul: Ministry of Unification, 1999), pp. 413-414.
[3] Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., “North Korea’s Nuclear Infrastructure,” Jane’s Intelligence Review, 1 February 1994, pp. 74-79.

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Uranium
Uranium is a metal with the atomic number 92. See entries for enriched uranium, low enriched uranium, and highly enriched uranium.

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