Tag Archives: South Korea

Why joint US-South Korean research on plutonium separation raises nuclear proliferation danger via Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Frank N. von Hippel, Jungmin Kang | January 13, 2022 South Korea, like the United States, has long relied on nuclear power as a major source of electric power. As a result, it has amassed large stores of spent nuclear fuel and, … Continue reading

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Mini nuclear reactors with key South Korean parts cleared by US via Nikkei Asia

Doosan Heavy has struggled as atomic power is phased out TOKYO —  Miniature nuclear reactors that use key components from South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction have won first-of-its-kind certification for use in the U.S. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in … Continue reading

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It’s Not Techno-Angst That’s Driving East Asia to Abandon Nuclear Power via FP

BY TED NORDHAUS, SEAVER WANG Western discussions about nuclear energy in East Asia usually start with the Fukushima disaster and end with efforts to address climate change. But anti-nuclear sentiment in Asia looks nothing like that in the West, where it was … Continue reading

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South Korea nuclear regulator wants information on radioactive Fukushima water release via Reuters

By Jane Chung SEOUL (Reuters) – Japan’s reluctance to disclose information about the release of radioactive water from its damaged Fukushima nuclear plant is hampering neighboring countries’ efforts to minimize the impact, the head of South Korea’s nuclear safety agency … Continue reading

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South Korea inspects ships traveling from Fukushima for radiation via UPI

ByElizabeth Shim […] Seoul’s ministry of maritime affairs and fisheries said Wednesday it will work with South Korea’s nuclear safety committee to assess radiation levels in ballast water originating from ships traveling from Fukushima, Yonhap reported. […] South Korea is … Continue reading

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How greed and corruption blew up South Korea’s nuclear industry via MIT Technology Review

[…] A small, resourcepoor nation that relied heavily on imported energy, South Korea had kick-started its nuclear program in the 1970s by buying reactors on turnkey contracts from Canada, France, and the United States. But Kepco and its nuclear affiliate, … Continue reading

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S. Korea to set long-term energy plan by year-end via Yonhap News Agency

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Yonhap) — South Korea will draw out a long-term energy plan by the end of this year, which will spur a shift toward renewable power sources away from fossil fuels and nuclear power, the industry ministry said … Continue reading

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S. Korea files appeal against WTO ruling on Fukushima seafood ban via Yonhap News Agency

SEOUL, April 9 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s trade ministry said Monday it has filed an appeal against a ruling by the World Trade Organization (WTO) on its import restrictions on Japanese seafood after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Japan officially … Continue reading

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Revealed: Inside Jordan’s first nuclear research reactor via The National

The National visits the Jordan Research and Training Reactor, which produces radioactive isotopes for industrial applications. The walls inside the cavernous main hall of the Jordan Research and Training Reactor are painted yellow, but the water filling the 10-metre-deep pool … Continue reading

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South Korea will not develop or possess nuclear weapons, President Moon says via Chicago Tribune

President Moon Jae-in told lawmakers on Wednesday that South Korea would not seek to have nuclear weapons and said that Seoul would never accept its neighbor North Korea as a nuclear-armed state. “According to the joint agreement by the two … Continue reading

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