In a written interview with Kyodo, the North's Atomic Energy Institute, which has jurisdiction over its main Yongbyon nuclear facilities, said: "We have reprocessed spent nuclear fuel rods removed from a graphite-moderated reactor
We have reprocessed spent nuclear fuel rods removed from a graphite-moderated reactor
," the Atomic Energy Institute, which has jurisdiction over the reclusive state's main nuclear facilities at the Yongbyon complex, said in a written interview with (https://english.
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.
They are type VVER 440-230, RMBK 1000 or boiling-water, graphite-moderated reactor
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.
South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported that the graphite-moderated reactor
has been used to make weapons-grade plutonium and is capable of producing spent fuel rods, which when reprocessed, could help the country procure enough plutonium that could make one bomb a year.
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.