Parliament addresses safety of nuclear power plants

Lawmakers at the National Assembly fired questions at officials in charge of the nation’s nuclear power plants… amid growing concerns about safety after the two earthquakes that hit the country in recent days. Lawmakers on Thursday urged the officials to undertake stronger earthquake safety measures,… such as raising the sea wall at nuclear power plants, […]

South Korea expresses regret over U.S. safeguard measures on imported washing machines, solar panels

Korea’s trade ministry has responded to President Trump’s recent imposition of protective trade measures against Korean washing machines and solar panels,… saying the measures violate international trade regulations. This comes as the Korean government notified the World Trade Organization of a Request for Consultations with the U.S. over the safeguard measures. Kim Ji-yeon reports. Korea’s […]

North Korea’s electricity shortage appears to be lessening despite UN sanctions

Staying with North Korea,… the reclusive state has been suffering from a chronic shortage of electricity for years,… with many parts of the country… seeing power outages on a regular basis. But according to new reports,… the power situation in the North is actually *improving… despite a slew of new economic sanctions on the regime. […]

N. Korea seems to have shut down nuclear reactor: U.S. think tank 미 연구소, &quot

Figuring out North Korea′s intention has always been a tricky task. Its leader, Kim Jong-un, has said that the regime will not give up its nuclear ambitions,… but could that be changing? A U.S.-based think tank says… activity at North Korea′s main Yongbyon nuclear complex has calmed down significantly. Our Kwon Soa has the details. […]

Investigators blame N. Korea for data leaks at S. Korean nuclear power plants

North Korea is believed to be the culprit behind recent data leaks from South Korea′s nuclear power plants. Last year, a group of hackers leaked documents about the facilities, including blueprints,… and last week, they released additional files and demanded money in return for not selling the information to other countries. An interim probe found […]

S. Korea to cut operation of coal-fired power plants this winter to tackle fine dust pollution

the South Korean government plans to operate a fewer coal-fired power plants over the winter to tackle find US pollution it’s the first time such measures are carried out during the cold season when demand for energy is high kim jae hee explains further between 8 and 15 coal power plants in South Korea will […]

Korea ranks fourth in nuclear energy dependence 한국 핵발전 비중 세계 4위…신재생에너지 82위

Korea has been promoting smarter energy use and encouraging lower gas consumption to contribute to a more sustainable energy future. The country relies heavily on nuclear power that generates less greenhouse effect, but some experts say it′s high time Korea shifted its focus to other forms of renewable energy. Sohn Jung-in reports. According to the […]

Onagawa power plant given green light by Japan’s nuclear watchdog to restart reactor

Japan’s Onagawa nuclear power plant,… which was damaged along with Fukushima in the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami,… has been given the green light by Japanese regulators to restart its reactor. Lee Seung-jae reports. It’s been more than eight years since an enormous magnitude-9-point-oh earthquake and tsunami sparked the Fukushima nuclear disaster. However, all these […]

Vision of a nuclear energy-free Korea?

It was part of this administration’s policy goals,… to go all nuclear fee. With the government setting up a committee tasked to carry that policy goal,… it’s no easy for a country to move away from the cheap energy source that it had relied for a long time. And our Kim Ji-yeon tells us more […]

Seoul calls on Japan to disclose current status of water contamination

South Korea China and Japan met at the tripartite environment ministers meeting in Qatar Kyushu Japan over the weekend where Seoul called on Tokyo to disclose the current status of the contaminated water caused by the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster South Korea’s Environment Minister Jo Myung BAE sat down Sunday with his Japanese counterpart […]