OPEN LETTER: Thank You for Halting Nuclear, it is Too Dangerous for South Korea

Stop Moorside
Stop Moorside

Please Tweet to South Korean President Moon Jai in

@moonriver365

Dear President Moon Jai in,

Your landslide win last month was due to your promises to phase out atomic energy and embrace safer and more environmentally friendly power sources, including solar and wind.

Your decision shows a great desire to protect your citizens.  I thank you for your words of wisdom in saying:

“We will dump our atomic-centric power supply and open the door to the post-nuclear era. I will scrap all preparations to build new reactors currently under way and will not extend (the) life span of current reactors.” We agree that there would be “unimaginable consequences” in the event of a nuclear meltdown.

I agree with you that “South Korea is not safe from the risk of earthquakes, and a nuclear accident caused by a quake can have such a devastating impact.”

I applaud your precaution and protection of your citizens and urge you to resist all temptation to export this dangerous technology to us here in the UK.

In the same week that you made your announcement to put a halt to dangerous nuclear power in South Korea,  your Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) met with Tom Samson, NuGen’s chief executive in an event organised by the trade body the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA).

We urge you to resist any sweeteners our government may offer you as incentive to build Moorside and we urge you to resist taking any part in the unethical and dangerous plan for Moorside which would see new nuclear reactors on greenfields next to the already intolerably dangerous stockpiles of plutonium at Sellafield.

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 Extracts from Articles in the Japan Times

South Korea pivots away from atomic energy

AP, AFP-JIJI, Kyodo, Staff Report

New South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowed Monday to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors, as he seeks to steer Asia’s fourth-largest economy clear of atomic power.

Moon, who swept to power with a landslide election win last month, campaigned on promises to phase out atomic energy and embrace what he says are safer and more environmentally friendly power sources, including solar and wind.

The triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant sparked by a powerful earthquake in March 2011 sparked widespread public concern in neighboring South Korea over its own aging atomic power stations.

“So far South Korea’s energy policy pursued cheap prices and efficiency. Cheap production prices were considered the priority while the public’s life and safety took a backseat,” Moon said in a speech marking the decommissioning of the country’s first nuclear reactor,..

“But it’s time for a change,” he said.

“We will dump our atomic-centric power supply and open the door to the post-nuclear era.

“I will scrap all preparations to build new reactors currently under way and will not extend (the) life span of current reactors.”

Many reactors are located dangerously close to residential areas in the densely populated nation, Moon said, warning of “unimaginable consequences” in the event of a nuclear meltdown.

“South Korea is not safe from the risk of earthquakes, and a nuclear accident caused by a quake can have such a devastating impact.”

 

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One thought on “OPEN LETTER: Thank You for Halting Nuclear, it is Too Dangerous for South Korea

  1. Caroline Hope

    Withdrawing from nuclear is a necessity but investing in waste disposal facilities is not acceptable. Withdrawal from nuclear should be total.

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