RBMK-1500 reactor, which previously operated on Ignalina NPP site, is a multichannel boiling water and graphite-moderated reactor
The North was prepared to allow verification of the shutdown and decommissioning of its graphite-moderated reactor
(responsible for producing enough plutonium for several bombs), but was not prepared to allow inspections of undeclared sites.
North Korea added the 5-megawatt, graphite-moderated reactor
to its nuclear complex at Nyongbyon in 1986 after seven years of construction.
North Korea did maintenance work on its experimental graphite-moderated reactor
and nuclear fuel reprocessing plant even after signing a 1994 non-nuclear pact with the United States freezing the facilities, an International Atomic Energy Agency spokesperson said Friday.
The immediate shutting down and eventual dismantling of the North's graphite-moderated reactor
The Soviet accident apparently occurred in what is known as a "channel-type, light-water-cooled graphite-moderated reactor
,' according to Scott Peters of the Atomic Industrial Forum, a nuclear industry group based in Bethesda, Md.
Richardson said North Korea allowed his delegation to tour an experimental graphite-moderated reactor
in Yongbyon and a spent fuel storage facility.
Against this backdrop, they are stressing the need for Hill's planned visit to yield achievements such as North Korea suspending operations of an experimental graphite-moderated reactor
in Yongyang and admitting the alleged existence of a uranium enrichment program, the sources said.
The fate of the Yongbyon complex was also a key factor in the 1994 deal as North Korea had produced plutonium, which can be used to make a nuclear arsenal, at the graphite-moderated reactor
there since the 1990s or earlier.
1,'' said to have been put into orbit, and a model of the experimental graphite-moderated reactor
at Yongbyon, a place that attracts international attention for its connection with the country's nuclear arms program.
Also in the opening session, North Korea's chief delegate Kim, who is vice foreign minister, offered details of its proposed freeze of nuclear programs in exchange for compensation measures, including the verifiable suspension of an experimental 5,000-kilowatt graphite-moderated reactor
and other nuclear facilities at the Yongbyon complex about 90 kilometers north of Pyongyang, other conference sources said.
Conference sources said Kim also offered details of the North's proposed nuclear freeze, including the verifiable suspension of an experimental 5-megawatt graphite-moderated reactor
and other nuclear facilities at the Yongbyon complex about 90 kilometers north of Pyongyang.