Nuclear in South Korea might have been cheap because of corrupt constructors cutting corners.
Shocking story revealing why South Korea phases out #nuclear power. And why the nuclear power plant at Barakah, UA Emirates, is so cheap: most additional safety features generally introduced after Chernobyl shed. Additionally, a military “side agreement”.
How greed and corruption blew up South Korea’s nuclear industry - MIT Technology Review
"The hope that Seoul’s nuclear program could help combat climate change has dwindled to nothing." How greed and corruption blew up South Korea’s nuclear industry - via
Yeesh, this is a pretty scathing look at South Korea's nuclear power industry. I'd previously thought of the country as a model for how to build reactors cheaply and on time. This certainly suggests the story's a lot more complicated than that
I've previously held South Korea up as an example of a country with a history of building nuclear power cheaply and effectively. It seems that may merit a reassessment...
Must read! How the nuclear industry went south in South Korea.