The ROK’s Nuclear Energy Development and Spent Fuel Management Plans and Options

NAPSNet Special Report

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"The ROK’s Nuclear Energy Development and Spent Fuel Management Plans and Options", NAPSNet Special Reports, January 22, 2013, https://nautilus.org/napsnet/napsnet-special-reports/the-roks-nuclear-energy-development-and-spent-fuel-management-plans-and-options/

By Jungmin Kang

January 22, 2013

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CONTENTS

I. Introduction
II. Report by Jungmin Kang
III. Nautilus invites your responses


I. Introduction

In this report Jungmin Kang reviews the current status of and future prospects for nuclear power in the Republic of Korea. The ROK’s current nuclear capacity of 21.7 GWe will, under current plans, be approximately doubled by 2030. Given the current lack of pool storage capacity, Kang asserts that spent fuel storage in the ROK will become worse in the near future and that decisions regarding the interim storage of spent fuel will play key roles in shaping nuclear fuel cycle activities and development in South Korea.

Dr. Jungmin Kang is currently a visiting professor at Lee Byong Whi Nuclear Energy Policy Center, Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

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II. Report by Jungmin Kang

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