South Korea's Moon Jae In says will continue phasing out nuclear power

By: straitstimes.com 9 months ago
South Korea's Moon Jae In says will continue phasing out nuclear power

October 22, 2017 1:38 PMSEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korea's President Moon Jae In said on Sunday (Oct 22) the government will continue phasing out nuclear-generated electricity following a public opinion survey that dealt a blow to his plans to do so.

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SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korea's President Moon Jae In said on Sunday (Oct 22) the government will continue phasing out nuclear-generated electricity following a public opinion survey that dealt a blow to his plans to do so.

In a written statement distributed to reporters by his presidential office, Moon added the government would also shut down the Wolsong No. 1 nuclear reactor, the nation's second-oldest nuclear reactor.

A public opinion survey on Friday found a majority of almost 60 per cent in favour of resuming the stalled construction of two reactors.

Building the two reactors could mean reversal of a strategy to slowly reduce nuclear energy's share of the power mix, and also significantly eat into the liquefied natural gas (LNG) demand of the world's second-largest consumer of the fuel.

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