Scandal may cause South Korea to abandon nuclear power

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Amid a safety scandal in which 100 people have been indicted for corruption and that has shut down three of the country’s 23 nuclear generators, South Korea is reconsidering its reliance on nuclear power, Reuters reports. The shift from nuclear, which currently provides nearly a third of the country’s power while only accounting for about 3-4 percent of its energy costs, could cost tens of billions of dollars a year in imports of liquified natural gas, oil or coal.At a congressional hearing today, politicians estimated that the scandals have already cost the country’s nuclear operator $2.8 billions. From Reuters:Continue Reading…

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