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  • "These recent problems should be a wake-up call for Northeast Asia," said Joel Wit, a former State Department official and editor of 38 North.

    Institute: Water woes endanger NKorea reactor →

  • "Whether the North Koreans will be able to meet the challenge of providing a reliable, adequate source of water to cool the Nyongbyon reactors, particularly when the experimental light-water reactor becomes operational, could pose a serious problem for both Pyongyang and its neighbors," he said.

    Institute: Water woes endanger NKorea reactor →

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