November 21st, 2010
12:30 PM ET

Report: North Korea claims it is enriching uranium at new plant

A State Department team is traveling to South Korea on Sunday after a U.S. scientist reported that North Korea has a new uranium enrichment facility.

North Korean officials said the facility is operating and producing low-enriched uranium, according to Stanford University professor Siegfried S. Hecker. The scientist posted a report of his November 12 visit to the Yongbyon, North Korea, facility on the university's website Saturday.

The enrichment facility is comprised of 2,000 centrifuges, according to Hecker's report.


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  1. Jim Brieske

    Israeli Nuclear Program. Comparing Israel to North Korea is absurd. It's laughable that you would write such garbage. You are a Arab terrorist sympathizer who should possibly be shot.

    November 22, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. Richard in Texas

    I miss President W. If he were here he would not put up with this and would have invaded Taiwan by now.

    November 22, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Richard in Texas

    Just saw this and it is not related to the North Korea story but I had to say something. Nice to see Fox News is on the job. They just wrote a piece on people caught up in the Jack Abramoff story. Fair and balanced my a**! Only if you don't mind that a negative story involving the republicans is only 2 to 3 years late and no one cares or remembers anything about it. The story was not even their political section. It was buried in the US section.

    November 22, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
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