ABSTRACT

Nuclear Nonproliferation: Implications of the U.S./North Korean Agreement on Nuclear Issues   [open pdf - 363KB]

Unless adequate liability protections are put in place, the United States, Japan, and South Korea--members of an international consortium created in 1994 to replace North Korea's nuclear reactors--could be pressured into paying nuclear damage claims arising from an accident at a North Korean reactor. The purpose of this GAO report is to determine whether "(1) the Agreed Framework is a nonbinding political agreement, (2) the United States could be held financially liable for a nuclear accident at the North Korean reactor site, (3) North Korea has obligated itself to pay the cost of upgrading its existing electricity power distribution system, and (4) the agreement is being implemented consistent with the applicable laws governing the transfer of U.S. nuclear components, materials, and technology."

Report Number:
GAO/RCED/NSIAD-97-8
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Date:
1996-10-01
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Public Domain
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General Accounting Office: http://www.gao.gov
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pdf
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