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4/16, 11:51 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Possible radioactive material movement seen in N. Korea - monitor

United States Center for Strategic and International Studies said on Tuesday that activity was detected at North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear site which could indicate the transfer of radioactive material.

According to the monitor, five railcars were seen in the proximity of the site's uranium enrichment facility and radiochemistry laboratory. "In the past these specialized railcars appear to have been associated with the movement of radioactive material or reprocessing campaigns. The current activity, along with their configurations, does not rule out their possible involvement in such activity, either before or after a reprocessing campaign," the center said in a report.

Last month, South Korean National Intelligence Service informed that Yongbyon remains operational, while the International Atomic Energy Agency stated there was construction work at the site.

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