Estimating North Korea's Plutonium (in kilograms) About 30 Plutonium North Korea declared in 2008 Up to 50 Unclassified U.S. estimate of North Korea's plutonium stocks About 8 Plutonium available inYongbyon reactor's current batch of spent fuel About 6 Yongbyon reactor's yearly plutonium production capacity once restarted* 4-16** Plutonium used in North Korea's two nuclear tests About 6 Plutonium used in the 1945 U.S. "Trinity" test *North Korea shut down and temporarily disabled its five-megawatt nuclear reactor at Yongbyon between July 2007 and April 2009.
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