The government is trying to stabilize the nation’s power supply by getting nuclear reactors back into operation.
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Moon Sung-wook said the government's position on new nuclear plants has not changed -- but a comprehensive review is necessary.
Foreign Minister-nominee Chung Eui-yong said Tuesday that President Moon Jae-in offered a blueprint of energy assistance to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during their first summit in 2018, but not a nuclear power plan.
Within a week of President Moon Jae-in’s first summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in 2018, the government drafted plans to offer energy assistance to the North including the possibility of building it a nuclear plant.
The Moon Jae-in administration had prepared an audacious plan to build a nuclear power plant in North Korea in 2018, an evidence list submitted by prosecutors to a court in Daejeon revealed.
The mayors and governors of all 17 major cities and provinces in Korea adopted a joint statement warning against Japan releasing contaminated water into the ocean from its crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.