South Korea: What a nuclear waste
MIT Technology Review
South Korea’s nuclear energy program looked like our best hope for combating climate change. Today, the entire industry is being dismantled. What went wrong?
Nuclear in South Korea might have been cheap because of corrupt constructors cutting corners.
Marc De Niel
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
Mark Z. Jacobson
"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.