Photos show work at secretive facility at center of Israel’s undeclared atomic weapons program – CBS News

Dubai, United Arab Emirates â€” A secretive Israeli nuclear facility at the center of the nation’s undeclared atomic weapons program is undergoing what appears to be its biggest construction project in decades, satellite photos analyzed by The Associated Press show. A dig about the size of a soccer field and likely several stories deep now sits just yards from the aging reactor at the Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Center near the city of Dimona.

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A satellite photo from Planet Labs Inc. taken on February 22, 2021 shows construction near the Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Center near the city of Dimona, Israel. Planet Labs Inc./AP

The facility is already home to the decades-old underground laboratories that reprocess the reactor’s spent fuel rods to obtain
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