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Scientists call on South Korea to keep nuclear power

A letter signed by 27 international scientists and conservationists has called on South Korean President Moon Jae-in to reconsider his decision to phase out nuclear power from the country’s energy mix.
By Staff reporter 6 July 2017 0 26657

A letter signed by 27 international scientists and conservationists has called on South Korean President Moon Jae-in to reconsider his decision to phase out nuclear power from the country’s energy mix, according to World Nuclear News.

South Korea has a well-established nuclear industry and is the only country where the cost of nuclear power plant construction has declined over the past 20 years.

Replacing nuclear power with solar and wind will require a massive expansion of the technology in a country with limited space, meaning...