Hot potato in South Korea: The spent nuclear fuel storage dilemma

Storage facilities are filling up at South Korea’s nuclear power plants, making spent fuel management a hot-button issue. But so far, attempts to create additional storage sites have foundered, largely because of a failure to consult with communities that would be affected, and because of widespread belief that nuclear power plants and storage facilities in South Korea are not safe. In recent surveys, the authors found that these communities might respond positively to educational efforts that explain how spent nuclear fuel could be safely stored.

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