South Korea Sites 2 New Nuclear Plants, Reaffirms Plans for 11 New Reactors by 2030

Korea remains committed to nuclear power.

On Sunday Minister of Knowledge Economy Hong Suk-woo told Yonhap News that the country's nuclear energy policy would remain unchanged. Korea plans to boost reactors' share of power generation from 14 percent to 40 percent.

Seven reactors are under construction in South Korea, with another 11 slated to be built before 2030. On Friday, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. named two potential sites for new nuclear plants. The facilities in Yeongdeok and Samcheok, both about 180 miles from Seoul, would each host four reactors.

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