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Nuclear Safety Agency Approves Additional Spent Fuel Storage Facility

Nuclear Safety Agency Approves Additional Spent Fuel Storage Facility

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s nuclear safety agency said Friday that it has approved the construction of seven additional spent fuel storage structures at the Wolsong nuclear power plant to allow for uninterrupted power generation. The decision comes after the state-run Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., (KHNP) said the load at [...]

VANK Posts Petition on Change.org to Warn About Nuclear Safety at Tokyo Olympics

VANK Posts Petition on Change.org to Warn About Nuclear Safety at Tokyo Olympics

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), a cyber diplomacy organization, has begun a campaign to inform the world about nuclear safety issues in Japan. On Tuesday, VANK posted a petition on Change.org, the world’s largest petition website, asking global citizens to pay attention to nuclear safety issues surrounding [...]

S. Korea Calls for Int’l Cooperation on Japan’s Fukushima Water Discharge Plan

S. Korea Calls for Int’l Cooperation on Japan’s Fukushima Water Discharge Plan

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Thursday called for international cooperation to respond to a possible move by Japan to discharge contaminated water from its crippled Fukushima power plant into the Pacific Ocean. In a press conference held in Seoul, Choi Won-ho, the head of the Ministry of Science and ICT’s big [...]

Grand March for Nuclear Phase-out Begins Despite Strong Support for Nuclear Energy

Grand March for Nuclear Phase-out Begins Despite Strong Support for Nuclear Energy

SEOUL, Jun. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The ‘Grand March for Nuclear Phase-out’ began in Busan on Saturday. The Busan Citizens’ Alliance for Nuclear Phase-out, Ulsan Citizens’ Common Action for Nuclear Phase-out, and the Grand March for Nuclear Phase-out held a press conference on Saturday morning in front of the Kori Nuclear Power Plant before setting [...]

Citizens Up in Arms over Korean Nuclear Society’s Stance on Japanese Radiation

Citizens Up in Arms over Korean Nuclear Society’s Stance on Japanese Radiation

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) — With the South Korean government’s import ban of Japanese fisheries products gaining the recognition of the World Trade Organization, the Korean Nuclear Society (KNS) has made an announcement that appears to represent the Japanese government’s position. The KNS held a press conference at the Korea Press Center in Seoul [...]

Bangladesh to Visit S. Korea for Nuclear Technology

Bangladesh to Visit S. Korea for Nuclear Technology

DAEJEON, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Bangladesh, in its recent effort to develop nuclear technology to overcome the country’s lack of natural resources, will be visiting South Korea for technological cooperation. The Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) will be holding a technological assistance workshop at the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) from February 18 [...]

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and TRIUMF to Host 11th Targeted-Alpha-Therapy Symposium

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and TRIUMF to Host 11th Targeted-Alpha-Therapy Symposium

CHALK RIVER, Ontario and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, and TRIUMF, one of the world’s leading particle accelerator centres, jointly announced today that they are partnering to co-host the 11th Targeted-Alpha-Therapy Symposium (TAT11) to be held from April 1 – 5, [...]

New “Blackbox” and “Remote Control System” Prepare for Nuclear Power Plant Disasters

New “Blackbox” and “Remote Control System” Prepare for Nuclear Power Plant Disasters

DAEJEON, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) – In a bid to better prepare for unforeseen accidents at nuclear power plants in South Korea, the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute said Wednesday that it is developing a Nuclear Blackbox to monitor in real time nuclear reactors from a safer distance, and a vehicle-based remote control system to [...]

N. Korea Claims Successful Test of Medium-Range Ballistic Missile

N. Korea Claims Successful Test of Medium-Range Ballistic Missile

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – North Korea has claimed it successfully test-launched a new medium-range ballistic missile that is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, the country’s state-run media said Monday.  The Korean Central News Agency said the Pukguksong-2 strategic weapon system was successfully test-fired Sunday. It added that the missile launched from a [...]