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Civic Groups Against Nuclear Phase-out Policy Sue Former President Moon Jae-in

Civic Groups Against Nuclear Phase-out Policy Sue Former President Moon Jae-in

DAEJEON, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Former President Moon Jae-in was sued by civic groups opposing the government’s policy of phasing out nuclear power plants the day he left office. Some 2,600 people and civic groups submitted a bill of indictment to the Daejeon District Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday, calling for an investigation into the [...]

N. Korea Apparently Struggling to Secure ‘Advanced’ Nuclear Technology: Expert

N. Korea Apparently Struggling to Secure ‘Advanced’ Nuclear Technology: Expert

SEOUL, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite its stated push for a formidable arsenal of nukes and delivery systems, North Korea appears to still have a long way to go before achieving what it desires, especially technology to miniaturize warheads, according to an expert here at a state-run institute Wednesday. The assessment by Lee Sang-min, [...]

Over 70 pct of S. Koreans Think N. Korea Has No Intention to Denuke: Poll

Over 70 pct of S. Koreans Think N. Korea Has No Intention to Denuke: Poll

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Seven out of 10 South Koreans believe North Korea has no intention to completely denuclearize, a survey showed Tuesday, amid signs of the recalcitrant regime doubling down on its nuclear and missile programs. Rep. Kang Dae-sik of the conservative People Power Party revealed the results of last year’s survey [...]

S. Korea Likely to Return to Nuclear Power Generation Under New Gov’t

S. Korea Likely to Return to Nuclear Power Generation Under New Gov’t

SEOUL, March 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is likely to make a U-turn from its yearslong nuclear phase-out drive as President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol has vowed to scrap the policy and make the country a powerhouse in nuclear power generation. President Moon Jae-in has championed breaking away from nuclear energy since his inauguration in 2017 [...]

New Technology Reduces Radioactive Waste to One-tenth of Original Size

New Technology Reduces Radioactive Waste to One-tenth of Original Size

DAEJEON, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed new technology that can help reduce the size of radioactive waste down to one-tenth of its original size. The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute said Tuesday that it had developed a new method of processing uranium waste currently stored at a petrochemical [...]

Japan’s Info Disclosure on Fukushima Water Disposal Insufficient to Judge Safety

Japan’s Info Disclosure on Fukushima Water Disposal Insufficient to Judge Safety

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan has provided South Korea with insufficient information so far about its plan to release radioactive water into the sea from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant, a foreign ministry official said Monday. Tokyo appears close to announcing the plan to gradually release into the Pacific Ocean more than [...]

Navy to Assess Impact of Radioactive Water on its Operations amid Fukushima Concerns

Navy to Assess Impact of Radioactive Water on its Operations amid Fukushima Concerns

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The Navy plans to look into possible impact of radioactive contaminated water on its operations, officials said Tuesday, amid concerns over Japan’s planned release of radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean. Japan has been preparing to release contaminated water from the power plant devastated [...]

S. Korea to Spend 322 bln Won on Nuclear Decommissioning Research Lab

S. Korea to Spend 322 bln Won on Nuclear Decommissioning Research Lab

SEOUL, April 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Tuesday it will spend 322.3 billion won (US$264 million) to establish nuclear decommissioning research centers in sync with the country’s new energy policy that centers on using more sustainable resources and less nuclear power. Under the plan, South Korea will start the construction of the centers [...]

Japan Decides to Release Contaminated Water to Sea

Japan Decides to Release Contaminated Water to Sea

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan has reportedly decided to release 1.2 million tons of contaminated water currently stored at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant into the sea, despite protests from South Korea. Greenpeace, an environmental non-governmental organization, reported that the final report submitted on Monday by the expert sub-committee on contaminated water at [...]

Japan’s Top Government Spokesman Protests Against Nuclear Safety Poster

Japan’s Top Government Spokesman Protests Against Nuclear Safety Poster

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The Japanese government has expressed frustration over a poster designed by the Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), a Korean civic group, that questions the safety of Japan’s nuclear management prior to the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics. “It is not real. It shouldn’t happen,” said Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s Chief [...]