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Middle East Eye: Israel: Satellite images show secretive nuclear facility undergoing major revamp
Construction at site near Dimona comes as Israel continues its scathing criticism of Iran's nuclear programme
A secretive nuclear facility at the centre of Israel's undeclared atomic weapons programme is undergoing what appears to be its biggest construction phase in decades, satellite photos analysed by the Associated Press (AP) have revealed.
A dig around the size of a football field and likely several stories deep now sits just metres from the ageing reactor at the Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Centre near the city of Dimona.
The facility is already home to decades-old underground laboratories that reprocess the reactor's spent rods to obtain weapons-grade plutonium for Israel's nuclear bomb programme, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Thursday.
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