South Korea Admits Testing Plutonium in 1980s South Korea reveals it extracted small amounts of plutonium in a 1982 test and performed a uranium-enrichment experiment in 2000. The revelations come as the United States and other nations try to convince the South's neighbor and rival, North Korea, to abandon its nuclear weapons program. Hear NPR's Rob Gifford.
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South Korea Admits Testing Plutonium in 1980s

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South Korea Admits Testing Plutonium in 1980s

South Korea Admits Testing Plutonium in 1980s

South Korea Admits Testing Plutonium in 1980s

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South Korea reveals it extracted small amounts of plutonium in a 1982 test and performed a uranium-enrichment experiment in 2000. The revelations come as the United States and other nations try to convince the South's neighbor and rival, North Korea, to abandon its nuclear weapons program. Hear NPR's Rob Gifford.