Category Archives: South Korea

Breaking news: Heavy rain closes a reactor at South Korea’s Gori nuclear power plant

  (A little note about names: Gori is the village where the reactors usually known as the Kori plant are located.) South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported today: A nuclear reactor on South Korea’s southeast coast halted operation on Monday … Continue reading

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South Korea to return cesium-contaminated scrap steel to Japan

South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported today: South Korea has found radiation-contaminated metal imports from Japan and will return them, the country’s nuclear safety commission said Monday. The contaminated products were included in a 20-ton shipment of scrap metal that … Continue reading

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IAEA to investigate February incident at South Korean nuke

The International Atomic Energy Agency has announced that it will conduct at investigation into a February loss-of-power incident at South Korea’s Gori-1 nuclear power plant. As Prensa Latina reported today: Nearly five months later, experts from the International Atomic Energy … Continue reading

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Manager of South Korean nuke fired for covering up February safety violation

The most significant thing about this story might be the source: It’s from the World Nuclear News, a nuclear industry mouthpiece: 22 March 2012   Safety culture questions after loss of power at Kori 1 The manager of the Kori … Continue reading

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