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Korea Completes 1340 MWe Nuclear Reactor

Korea has started a new 1350 MWe Shin Kori 4 reactor and will connect it to the electricity grid at the end of this month. It is the second APR-1400 reactor to start up of a planned global fleet of at least 10. Two other APR1400 are under construction at the Shin Kori location and are scheduled for completion in early and late 2022. Two further APR-1400 units are under construction in South Korea as units 1 and 2 of the Shin Hanul site. Four APR-1400s are under construction at Barakah in the United Arab Emirates. China Completed Its First

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Nathan Wilson on Apr 24, 2019 3:25 am GMT

Good for S. Korea!

In spite of their current anti-nuclear president, they remain a shining example of a developed nation with high wages who still remembers how to make cheap nuclear plants (around $3 per average Watt.  source).

Climate activist are increasingly condemning policies of pre-mature nuclear plant closures, as these closures always lead to greater fossil fuel use and greater CO2 emissions.  In (resource-poor) South Korea's case it leads to increased energy imports too.

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