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TERRORISM: U.S. Detects Signs of Second N. Korean Nuclear Facility

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posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 05:41 AM
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U.S planes have detected a radioactive gas emitted during the extraction of plutonium from spent fuel rods. These were found in atmospheric samples collected near North Korean airspace in December

The gas, krypton 85, is an isotope that does not exist naturally. It is only emitted into the atmosphere when spent fuel rods are cut open and plutonium is extracted. The krypton 85 gas was also detected when the North Koreans declared they had completed their reprocessing in July, 2003, it has not been detected since then.

Only a limited number of U.S. officials were told that krypton 85 had been detected, and analysis is still underway to determine the time and place of emission.

 



english.chosun.com
Using WC-135B weather reconnaissance aircraft flying over the East Sea, the U.S. military monitors North Korea's nuclear activities by taking samples of air coming from North Korea.

The U.S. also uses satellites to monitor the 5,000 kW experimental graphite nuclear reactors at North Korea's known Yongbyon nuclear facility. Judging by the temperature of structures at the facility and the steam emitted by its boilers, the U.S. believes that activity at the Yongbyon facility has been on hold since Sept. 2003, two months after Pyongyang's announcement that it completed reprocessing.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


This is a very worrying find. Why is N. Korea building these plants? Surely for one reason, weapons of mass destruction. The argument held though is 'Hey U.S have them, why can't we'. I personally believe all Nukes, A-Bombs etc. should be destroyed, or even better, never created in the first place.

Related News Links:
www.theage.com.au
english.chosun.com

Related AboveTopSecret.com Discussion Threads:
NEWS: Mushroom Cloud Seen After N.Korea Explosion 9/9/04
POLITICS: North Korea Raises Threats Of Nuclear War


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posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 09:12 AM
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well...
it looks like Crazy Kim is up to old tricks again



posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 09:15 AM
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Hey, if we know where is located let's take it off just to target practice for Iran, how about Israel are they telling if they are going to take themselves.


Co'mon People what we waiting for, or Bush is afraid of good old KIMY.



posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 11:30 AM
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So Bush has a budget to collect and test atmospheric samples in North Korea's airspace - but won't spend $1000 to test veterans for depleted uranium poisoning from US weapons.


Interesting.

Poison DUst: Depleted Uranium Kills


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posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 11:43 AM
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Build them nukes NK!!! You go Crazy Kim!
lol



posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 11:57 AM
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Originally posted by soficrow
So Bush has a budget to collect and test atmospheric samples in North Korea's airspace - but won't spend $1000 to test veterans for depleted uranium poisoning from US weapons.

Interesting.

Poison DUst: Depleted Uranium Kills


Im not saying veterans shouldn't be tested, but. It's more wise testing N.Korean airspace than testing old veterans. If the N.Koreans have a nuclear weapon, dont forget there in range of one of the most populated cities on earth.


15. Tokyo, Japan 8,294,200


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They should be stopped as soon as possible, the threat seems aparent. I thought I read something yesterday about the testing of long-range missiles to start again?

Vorta



posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 12:13 PM
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Originally posted by Vorta
Im not saying veterans shouldn't be tested, but. It's more wise testing N.Korean airspace than testing old veterans. If the N.Koreans have a nuclear weapon, dont forget there in range of one of the most populated cities on earth.


While I understand your point about priorities it is important to keep in mind that these "veterans" are mostly in their early 20s from this war in Iraq. Those from the 1991 war in Iraq are likely seeing a median age in the mid to upper 30's. Either way you are talking about numerous individuals potentially cut down in the prime of their lives due to an affliction resulting from serving their country. Hence, Soficrow's point.



posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 12:21 PM
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I think well done N.K for saying 'Yeah Bush, we got them, what you gonna do about it?!'

But, I also think this could be the start to something rather nasty.



posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 12:52 PM
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Good read here about North Korea's 'Special Weapons':

www.fas.org...



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