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S. Korea OKs Restart of Nuclear Reactor

S. Korea OKs Restart of Nuclear Reactor

SEOUL, April 12 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s nuclear safety agency said Thursday that it has approved the restarting of a reactor in the country’s southeastern region, with the unit expected to come online in the coming days. The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission said it has confirmed the safety of the Kori 4 in an inspection following the reactor’s shutdown on March 28 last year due to [...]

S. Korea Strives to Foster Nuclear Decommissioning Industry

S. Korea Strives to Foster Nuclear Decommissioning Industry

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will ramp up efforts to develop technologies related to nuclear decommissioning as the country’s oldest reactor is undergoing the lengthy, costly process of being dismantled, the energy ministry said Friday. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy launched a consultative body composed of state-run utilities, construction companies [...]

Koreans Still Fear Nuclear Reactor Failure

Koreans Still Fear Nuclear Reactor Failure

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – 4 out of 10 South Koreans fear nuclear reactor failure — possible collateral damage caused by an earthquake — more than the dangers posed by the quake itself. Pollster Realmeter surveyed 1,015 individuals above the age of 19 on their opinions on the safety of nuclear power plants and the [...]

Resumption of Construction for 2 Nuclear Reactors to Affect Gov’t Plan

Resumption of Construction for 2 Nuclear Reactors to Affect Gov’t Plan

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is set to resume work on two nuclear reactors on the southeastern coast after a three-month hiatus, as a state commission gave the green light to complete construction Friday and which is expected to affect the government’s nuclear phase-out plan. The construction of the Shin Kori-5 and [...]

S. Korea Will Be “Nuclear Free” in 65 Years, about 60 Years Behind Germany, Taiwan, Belgium

S. Korea Will Be “Nuclear Free” in 65 Years, about 60 Years Behind Germany, Taiwan, Belgium

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Remarks made by President Moon that the nation will only be nuclear power free in “at least 60 years” at a presidential press conference yesterday has garnered comparisons between South Korea’s nuclear power deactivation policy and other nations. Held to mark his 100th day in office, President Moon expressed [...]

Presidential Office Defends Reactor Construction Suspension

Presidential Office Defends Reactor Construction Suspension

SEOUL, Jun. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae on Wednesday defended the government’s decision to temporarily suspend the construction of two nuclear reactors, saying it was made after “painstaking deliberations.” On Tuesday, Cheong Wa Dae announced that the government will halt the construction of the reactors in Ulsan, 414 kilometers southeast [...]

Front-runner Moon Pledges to Scrap Construction of Coal-fired Power Plants, Nuclear Reactors

Front-runner Moon Pledges to Scrap Construction of Coal-fired Power Plants, Nuclear Reactors

SEOUL, Apr. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s leading presidential candidate Moon Jae-in on Saturday unveiled a set of energy policy pledges that include reducing coal-fired power plants and nuclear reactors in the country, while expanding renewable energies. Moon’s camp said there will be no more construction of nuclear reactors and coal-fired power plants. 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 [...]