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Japanese Report Confirms Hazardous Radioactive Materials Contained in Contaminated Fukushima Water

Japanese Report Confirms Hazardous Radioactive Materials Contained in Contaminated Fukushima Water

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — As Japan seeks to release contaminated water from its disabled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean, South Korean media revealed that the tainted water contains hazardous radioactive materials. KBS News reported on Thursday that a report submitted by the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) to the Japanese [...]

Nuclear Plant Utilization Rate Falls to 37-year Low in 2018

Nuclear Plant Utilization Rate Falls to 37-year Low in 2018

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s nuclear power utilization rate fell to a 37-year low in 2018 amid efforts to reduce the country’s dependence on the energy source, official data showed Wednesday. Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. (KHNP), the public company charged with operating atomic energy production, said use of fission power [...]

Ruling Party and Opposition Divided on “Phasing Out” of Nuclear Power

Ruling Party and Opposition Divided on “Phasing Out” of Nuclear Power

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The ruling party and its opposition clashed once again regarding President Moon Jae-in’s “nuclear power phase out” plan during the national audit regarding the issue by lawmakers within the National Assembly’s Trade, Industry, Energy, SMEs, and Startups Committee. Ruling party lawmakers lauded President Moon’s policy on phasing out nuclear [...]

Algorithm Simplifies Control Pod Replacement at Nuclear Power Plants

Algorithm Simplifies Control Pod Replacement at Nuclear Power Plants

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean researchers have discovered what they’re saying is the optimal method of moving control rods, using industrial mathematics. According to the National Institute for Mathematical Science (NIMS), fuel and control rods used in the previous cycle at nuclear power plants are taken to the Spent Fuel Pit (SPF) during the [...]

Local Power Plant Operator Given Stamp of Approval for Power Plant Design

Local Power Plant Operator Given Stamp of Approval for Power Plant Design

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A U.S. government agency that provides guidelines on nuclear safety has found that the design of the Korean nuclear facility APR1400 was “safe.” The announcement is expected to boost competitiveness for Korean nuclear facilities in terms of exports to the U.S. Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power revealed yesterday that [...]