South Korea to phase out nuclear from energy mix

By Staff reporter 21 June 2017

South Korean Prime Minister Moon Jae-in has used the shutdown of the country’s first nuclear reactor earlier this week to announce his intention to phase out nuclear power from the country’s energy mix.

The Kori 1 reactor started commercial operations in 1978 and has largely completed its 40-year operational life. Moon attended a ceremony for the closure of the reactor and announced his commitment to ending the use of nuclear power in South Korea.

Plans for new nuclear reactors will be cancelled and existing reactors will not...

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