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North Korea will disable its 5 megawatt nuclear reactor and its nuclear fuel fabrication facility and will receive 1 million tonnes of heavy fuel oil in return

Posted by gasweek on 9 October, 2007

According to Arshad Mohammed and Paul Eckert in Washington, North Korea could begin to de­clare its entire nuclear program as early as next week and disable its main nuclear complex by the end of December, reported The Advertiser, (5/10/2007), p. 36. In return, it could receive 50,000 tonnes of heavy fuel oil from Wash­ington this month, a senior U.S. official said yesterday. The nuclear agreement was un­veiled by China, with North Korea saying it would disable the three main nuclear facilities at its Yongbyon site and provide a “com­plete and correct” declaration of all of its nuclear programs by the end of the year.

1 million tonnes of heavy fuel oil; The North would receive 1 million tonnes of heavy fuel oil in return. Under the latest deal, North Korea twill disable its 5 megawatt nuclear eactor, its reprocessing plant and is nuclear fuel fabrication facility at is Yongbyon site, effectively halting its ability to produce plutonium. The U.S. will help fund this pro­cess, which a a U.S. official said could cost $11.4 million to $22.7 million.

The Advertiser, 5/10/2007, p. 36

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