Thomson ReutersJanuary 8, 2013 09:04
By Meeyoung Cho
SEOUL, Jan 8 (Reuters) - South Korea has no option but to
expand its nuclear power plant programme despite growing public
concern over safety in the wake of Japan's Fukushima disaster in
2011 and a series of scares that closed two reactors last year.
The proportion of South Koreans who considered nuclear power
safe fell to 34.8 percent in a survey conducted in November and
published on Tuesday, down from 40 percent in April 2011 and 71
percent in January 2010, the Ministry of Knowledge Economy said.