US team: N.Korea may be preparing new test tunnel
NHK -- Nov 08
US researchers analyzing developments in North Korea say the country could be preparing a new tunnel complex for a nuclear test.

A team at Johns Hopkins University released on Monday satellite imagery of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site taken after North Korea's 6th nuclear test in September.

The images show signs of heightened activity, such as mining carts and equipment, near the West Portal tunnel complex, where no tests have been conducted.

But structures have been removed from the North Portal tunnel complex, the site of 5 tests in the past.

The team suggests North Korea may have been forced to abandon the North Portal complex following a landslide triggered by the September nuclear test.

アメリカの研究グループが北朝鮮の核実験場を撮影した衛星画像を公開し、「これまでとは別の坑道で新たな核実験を準備している可能性がある」という見方を示しました。
News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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