OEF's Open Nuclear Network Program Analysts Detect New Activity at DPRK 50 MWe Reactor Site

Analysts at OEF's Open Nuclear Network (ONN) program have revealed new activity at the abandoned 50 MWe reactor at Yongbyon, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), based on their assessment of Planet Labs high resolution imagery between June 6 and June 23, 2021. Get the full story on ONN's site. At the time of this article's publication, the objective of the new activity in DPRK remains unknown, but ONN will continue to monitor the developments on the site.

The goal of the Open Nuclear Network program is to reduce the risk that nuclear weapons are used in response to error, uncertainty or misdirection, particularly in the context of escalating conflict, using innovation, inclusion and dialogue supported by open source data. ONN's international team of analysts collects data and produces informational briefs using unclassified sources, leveraging publicly available data and technology through its state-of-the-art software platform. In tandem, ONN has established a network of trusted third parties — known as the ONN Engagement Network — for data-enabled efforts to improve dialogue among world leaders and decision makers and promote nuclear de-escalation.

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