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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 [...]

Toyota Imports Subject to Intensive Radiation Test

Toyota Imports Subject to Intensive Radiation Test

SEOUL, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will conduct intensive tests on automobiles produced by Toyota Motor Corp. after Russian authorities detected high levels of radiation on Toyota car exports to Vladivostok. Whether the recent measure will expand to all Japanese car producers has yet to be confirmed. The Korea Customs Service (KCS) designated [...]

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 [...]