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Cost the Primary Factor Behind Japan’s Decision to Release Radioactive Water into the Sea

Cost the Primary Factor Behind Japan’s Decision to Release Radioactive Water into the Sea

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Japanese government is attempting to release contaminated water from a disabled nuclear power plant in Fukushima. The primary reason, as anticipated by experts, is the low cost. It costs less to release the water to the sea than by air. Initially, the Japanese government considered three separate means [...]

South Koreans Still Distrustful of Japanese Fish Products After Nuclear Meltdown

South Koreans Still Distrustful of Japanese Fish Products After Nuclear Meltdown

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of South Koreans favor banning the import of Japanese fishery products, a survey showed Friday, underscoring lingering safety concerns about possible radioactive contamination. Radioactive water leaked following the meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant in 2011. The Consumers Union of Korea polled 1,023 adults across the [...]

Dependence on Coal-fired Power Output Still High

Dependence on Coal-fired Power Output Still High

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s coal-fired power generation increased this year as the country’s new government vows to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and nuclear power, industry data showed Monday. According to the data compiled by the Korea Power Exchange, coal-fired power generation reached 95,550 gigawatt-hours (GWh) in the first five [...]

Government Faces Challenges in Shutdown of Nuclear Power Plants

Government Faces Challenges in Shutdown of Nuclear Power Plants

SEOUL, June 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The Moon administration’s efforts to mothball nuclear power plants and focus on renewable energy are being met with significant challenges. On Monday, President Moon attended an event held at Kori Nuclear Power Plant in Busan in celebration of the permanent closure of the very first nuclear power reactor in the [...]

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 [...]

Seoul Has Second-Fastest Nuke Plant Construction Time Worldwide

Seoul Has Second-Fastest Nuke Plant Construction Time Worldwide

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea has the world’s second-fastest construction time of nuclear reactors after Japan, a report from the U.N. nuclear watchdog showed Tuesday, but Seoul’s atomic energy provider said the short period doesn’t affect their safety.  According to the report by the International Atomic Energy Agency, South Korea has built [...]

S. Korea Approves Building of 2 More Nuclear Reactors

S. Korea Approves Building of 2 More Nuclear Reactors

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s nuclear security watchdog approved a plan to build two more nuclear reactors on Thursday, with their construction to begin immediately following the approval.  The decision by the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission allows the state-run Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. (KHNP) to add Shin Kori No. 5 [...]