It’s time to rethink the South Korean nuclear phase out policy
- Aug 25, 2021 3:44 pm GMT
President Moon Jae-in of South Korea followed through on his campaign pledge to reduce Korea’s reliance on nuclear power only a month after his inauguration in May 2017. He quickly announced Korea would stop building new reactors and not life extend those in operation. The objective was to replace nuclear with other clean energy options over time. This policy was developed following the 2011 Fukushima accident in Japan and a 2016 movie (Pandora) which fictionalized a similar accident in Korea. Now, with the next presidential election coming up in March of 2022, this policy is becoming an election issue – as it should.
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