The Syrian ex-Nuclear Site

The following is a collection of images taken during (and after) the construction of the Syrian facility bombed by Israeli commandos on September 6, 2007. 


syrian_reactor_before_afterThe images at right show the central building of the Syrian site before and shortly after the Israeli strike. 

Just after this satellite image capture, the Syrians bulldozed the site, poured a concrete foundation over the ruins and constructed a new building on top of the original. Even so, they have been unwilling to allow soil samples to be taken by the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency). 

 

Here’s a wider view of the building and site which is less than 1 km from the Euphrates River; a location ideal for the cooling requirements of a reactor:

before

 

Here’s a view of the period after the mission, with the main reactor building flattened by bulldozers:

after

 

Here’s the main building under construction before an external sheath was installed to disguise the reactor’s key features:

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Inside the building. Here we can see the rebar put in place for the pouring of the cement to create the facility’s central cooling tower:

KOREA-NORTH/USA

 

The steel reactor liner with cooling tubes:

KOREA-NORTH/USA

 

Top of the reactor prior to concrete being poured:

KOREA-NORTH/USA

 

The innocuous looking exterior:

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Another innocuous building; this one in Yongbyon, North Korea:

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Head of the North Korean reactor fuel plant with the head of the Syrian Atomic Energy Commission, in Syria:

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New building going up at the site of the former Syrian nuclear reactor complex:

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ISIS Report – October 23, 2007 (PDF – 1.2 MB)

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2 responses to “The Syrian ex-Nuclear Site

  1. imahd

    Via WikiLeaks: Rice Confirms Israeli Hit on Syrian Reactor
    http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=200858

    “The Israeli mission was successful – the reactor was destroyed without an option of rehabilitation. Syria completed the site’s evacuation, got rid of the evidence of what existed in the area and set up a new building on the site.”

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