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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 [...]

Small Modular Reactors in Spotlight following Nuclear Disaster Film

Small Modular Reactors in Spotlight following Nuclear Disaster Film

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The recent South Korean blockbuster disaster film “Pandora” was the first of its kind to see nuclear power plants play a pivotal role in the plot.  The movie, which is reminiscent of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown in 2011, takes place in an eastern coastal city of South Korea that [...]

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 [...]

S. Korea to Build Two New Nuclear Reactors by 2029

S. Korea to Build Two New Nuclear Reactors by 2029

SEJONG, Jul. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea unveiled a new 15-year power supply plan Wednesday that calls for the construction of two new nuclear reactors to meet the country’s growing demand for electricity. Under the so-called basic plan for power supply, the country will build two new nuclear reactors by 2029, bringing the total [...]