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S. Korean rulers’ moves to develop nuclear weapons assailed

Pyongyang, October 26 (KCNA) — The Korean Anti-Nuke Peace Committee issued a statement on Monday as regards the uninterrupted serious radioactive leakage in South Korea.


The statement said:

The radioactive damage caused again by leakage of heavy water at the Wolsong Nuclear Power Plant in South Korea is an inevitable outcome of the South Korean rulers’ reckless moves to develop nuclear weapons.

The reactor vulnerable to accident at the nuclear power plant was purchased from abroad for the purpose of extracting plutonium and making nukes. The rulers have extracted fine plutonium from this heavy water reactor by using natural uranium as raw material and heavy water as moderator and developed nuclear weapons.

Canada was forced to stop the reactor construction and suspend the operation of the existing seven heavy water reactors in face of public opposition as 30-50 kg of heavy water leaks out of its reactor every day at the time of normal operation, hundreds of kilograms at the maximum.

However, the South Korean rulers, keen on the development of nuclear weapons, have ceaselessly operated the reactor despite an unbroken chain of accidents in a bid to extract plutonium. This brought such grave consequences.

Unpardonable are their moves to develop nuclear weapons under the guise of the atomic power plant.

They must stop at once the dangerous nuclear weapon development which gravely threatens the destiny of the country and the nation and promptly discontinue the operation and building of the heavy water reactor.

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