Expect to see a phase out of fissile nuclear power as new nuclear power technology enters the market. Nuclear power plants require years of planning. These projects gather momentum and are difficult to stop once underway, nearly as difficult to halt when only in the planning stages. A nuclear power phase out will see opposition from some environmental groups, also a concerted opposition from the nuclear power industry. Yet, in order to mitigate liability, a fission nuclear power phase out is prudent.
(gbgoblenote- Global Energy Corporation has presented their LENR energy technology to Korea. -see GEC Korea Plan)
Nuclear Power in South Korea (Updated December 2017)
World Nuclear Association http://www.world-nuclear.org/i…ries-o-s/south-korea.aspx
At the closing ceremony for Kori 1 in June 2017, the new president said he would “Review the policy on nuclear power plants entirely,” and that the country “...will abandon the development policy centred on nuclear power plants and exit the era of nuclear energy." He said plans for new power reactors would be cancelled and the operating periods of existing units would not be extended beyond their design life. He said he would reach a "social consensus" as soon as possible on whether units 5 and 6 of the Shin Kori plant would proceed – their construction licence was issued by the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) in June 2016 and site works are well advanced. In mid-July the KHNP board decided to suspend construction of the two units for three months, pending public debate and government decision, despite vigorous local protests supporting construction. The government assembled a committee, which in October voted 59.5% in favour of continuing construction of the two units, and KHNP resumed work on them.
The president said that the government will now "actively nurture safe and clean energy industries", including renewables and LNG power generation, while closing down all coal-fired plants during his term of office.
In July 2017 an open letter to the president signed by 27 international scientists and conservationists – including climate scientist James Hansen – calls for him to reconsider his policy. It says, "If South Korea withdraws from nuclear, the world risks losing a valuable supplier of cheap and abundant energy needed to lift humankind out of poverty and solve the climate crisis.” Publication of the letter came as a group of several hundred South Korean university professors and scholars also called on the president to drop his nuclear phase-out plans. Some 410 professors – including those from Seoul National University and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology – called for the government to "immediately halt the push to extinguish the nuclear energy industry that provides cheap electricity to the general public", and called for the phase-out plan to be carried out only after extensive deliberation, not only by government officials but also by industry experts.