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N. Korea Destroys Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site

N. Korea Destroys Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site

북한 비핵화의 시작, 풍계리 핵실험장 폐기

The Punggye-ri nuclear test site in North Korea disappeared into history on May 24, 2018.

The Punggye-ri nuclear test site in North Korea disappeared into history on May 24, 2018.

2018년 5월 24일, 북한 풍계리 핵실험장이 역사 속으로 사라졌다.

Built in the late 1990s, the site had hosted six nuclear tests since 2006.

Built in the late 1990s, the site had hosted six nuclear tests since 2006.

90년대 말 건설된 풍계리 핵실험장은 2006년부터 6번의 핵실험이 이뤄지며 전 세계가 주시하던 곳!

Enclosed by high peaks over 1,000 meters, it was said to be an ideal test site with a low risk of radioactive leakage.

Enclosed by high peaks over 1,000 meters, it was said to be an ideal test site with a low risk of radioactive leakage.

해발 1천m이상의 산으로 둘러싸인 만큼, 방사성 물질의 유출 가능성이 적어 핵실험의 최적지라는 평가를 받아왔다.

The closure of the nuclear site in public was part of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's pledge made at the April 27 inter-Korean summit.

The closure of the nuclear site in public was part of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's pledge made at the April 27 inter-Korean summit.

4.27 남북정상회담에서 완전한 비핵화의 이행 조치로, 핵실험장 폐쇄를 대외에 공개하기로 한 김정은 위원장!

Journalists from five countries including South Korea and the U.S. were invited to witness the explosions at the site.

Journalists from five countries including South Korea and the U.S. were invited to witness the explosions at the site.

약 한 달 뒤, 한국, 미국, 영국 등 5개국 취재진 앞에서 풍계리 핵 실험장 폭파가 진행됐다.

Three tunnels, a military barracks, an observation building and other structures were destroyed by five explosions.

Three tunnels, a military barracks, an observation building and other structures were destroyed by five explosions.

오전 11시부터 다섯 차례에 걸쳐 2·3·4번 갱도와 막사, 관측소 등이 폭파됐고, 취재진에 의해 생생히 전달됐다.

"There was a huge explosion... Dust came at you, the heat came at you. It was extremely loud."- Tom Cheshire, an Asia correspondent for U.K's Sky News

"There was a huge explosion... Dust came at you, the heat came at you. It was extremely loud."- Tom Cheshire, an Asia correspondent for U.K's Sky News

"큰 폭발이 있었다. 먼지와 열기가 밀려왔다. 대단히 큰 소리가 났다"- 영국 스카이뉴스 아시아 특파원 톰 체셔 기자

"The journalists were shown three of the four tunnels... Small eruptions of earth and rock were impressive."- Igor Zhdanov, a reporter with Russia's state-run network RT

"The journalists were shown three of the four tunnels... Small eruptions of earth and rock were impressive."- Igor Zhdanov, a reporter with Russia's state-run network RT

"참관 기자들에게 4개 갱도 가운데 3개를 보여줬다. 흙과 바위들이 분출하는 인상적인 것이었다"-러시아 관영 러시아타임스(RT) 이고리 즈다노프 기자

However, the journalists remained cautious about whether the North completely dismantled the site, as no experts were invited to assess the explosions.

However, the journalists remained cautious about whether the North completely dismantled the site, as no experts were invited to assess the explosions.

그러나, 취재진은 전문가 없이 진행된 만큼, 완전한 핵실험장 폐쇄인지에 대해 신중한 입장을 보이기도...

North Korea announced the start of its denuclearization process to its people through the state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper.

North Korea announced the start of its denuclearization process to its people through the state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper.

노동신문 등을 통해 핵실험장 폐기 소식을 주민들에게 공개적으로 알리며 비핵화 시작을 알린 북한!

Hopefully, its commitment to denuclearization will continue until the arrival of peace on the Korean Peninsula.

Hopefully, its commitment to denuclearization will continue until the arrival of peace on the Korean Peninsula.

북미정상회담의 성공적 개최와 한반도에 평화가 올 때까지 흔들림 없는 비핵화 의지를 전해주길 기대해본다.

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N. Korea Destroys Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site
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The Punggye-ri nuclear test site in North Korea disappeared into history on May 24, 2018.
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Built in the late 1990s, the site had hosted six nuclear tests since 2006.
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Enclosed by high peaks over 1,000 meters, it was said to be an ideal test site with a low risk of radioactive leakage.
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The closure of the nuclear site in public was part of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's pledge made at the April 27 inter-Korean summit.
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Journalists from five countries including South Korea and the U.S. were invited to witness the explosions at the site.
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Three tunnels, a military barracks, an observation building and other structures were destroyed by five explosions.
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"There was a huge explosion... Dust came at you, the heat came at you. It was extremely loud."- Tom Cheshire, an Asia correspondent for U.K's Sky News
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"The journalists were shown three of the four tunnels... Small eruptions of earth and rock were impressive."- Igor Zhdanov, a reporter with Russia's state-run network RT
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However, the journalists remained cautious about whether the North completely dismantled the site, as no experts were invited to assess the explosions.
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North Korea announced the start of its denuclearization process to its people through the state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper.
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Hopefully, its commitment to denuclearization will continue until the arrival of peace on the Korean Peninsula.
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