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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

South Korea Nuclear Reactors -- 24 Reactors in a Smallish Country

Wow I thought they maybe had 4 or 6 reactors, but they have 24!
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On a good note for USA Exelon announces that nuclear is too costly, and they will not build any more plants in the USA, ever.!!!!!!!!!!!!    yeah!!!!!!
S&P Global quoted Van Hoene as saying at the annual U.S. Energy Association's meeting in Washington, D.C. "I'm not arguing for the construction of new nuclear plants. They are too expensive to construct, relative to the world in which we now live."
https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2018-04-16/exelon-official-no-new-nuclear-plants-to-be-built-in-the-us


And they had a bunch more planned, but those are no longer in process, they will be scuttled.

Nuclear is too expensive.   They are trying to justify their continued existence and operation on "fighting CO2" which we pretty much know is a false meme meant to transfer wealth (ask yourself how did Al Gore get $500M from Fighting Carbon)

Have no doubt, in burning fuels, true pollutants are released, in rough proportion to CO2.   And we should minimize these burns and we should implement pollutant scrubbing mechanisms where feasible.   But we should not target CO2 specifically, because it is not a pollutant, it is plant food.    Targetting CO2 specifically is stupid and play right into the hands of the nuclear cartel.

Even if we believed the table on the right, which is very sketchy in my opinion, with amazingly CO2
being 10 times more costly than all other pollutants combined!   Seriously?   Politicized science needs to be taken to task.     

This from "Greentech Media".   Me smells a rat.

https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/the-cost-of-losing-firstenergys-nuclear-fleet


I wrote about the "War on Solar", in a starter article here, and will add to it as nuggets present themselves.

http://www.nukepro.net/2018/04/war-on-solar-nuclear-and-coal-hate-solar.html

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SEOUL, April 16 (Reuters) - South Korea's nuclear operator
said on Monday it shut down the Shin Wolsong No.1 nuclear
reactor for planned maintenance from Monday for 72 days.    
    The shutdown of the 1,000-megawatt reactor would take the
number of reactors offline to 10, according to Korea Hydro &
Nuclear Power Co Ltd (KHNP) website (www.khnp.co.kr).
    Currently, South Korea operates 24 nuclear reactors. Nuclear
power supplies about a third of the country's electricity.
        
    Details are as follows:
    Reactors marked * are currently offline.
       
    NAME            CAPACITY     OFFLINE STATUS
                    (megawatts)
    Kori No.1*           587     Permanent closure              
    Kori No.2            650     
    Kori No.3*           950     Maintenance
    Kori No.4            950     
    Shin Kori No.1     1,000     
    Shin Kori No.2*    1,000     Maintenance
    Shin Kori No.3*    1,400     Maintenance      
    
    Note: The above reactors are all located near the city of
Busan, over 300 kms (190 miles) southeast of Seoul.      
          
    NAME            CAPACITY     OFFLINE STATUS
                    (megawatts)
    Hanbit No.1          950     
    Hanbit No.2          950    
    Hanbit No.3        1,000     
    Hanbit No.4*       1,000     Maintenance
    Hanbit No.5        1,000     
    Hanbit No.6        1,000     
    
    Note: These reactors are located in the county of
Yeonggwang, over 250 km (155 miles) southwest of Seoul.
    
    NAME            CAPACITY     OFFLINE STATUS
                    (megawatts)
    Wolsong No.1*         679    Maintenance                    
    Wolsong No.2*         700    Maintenance        
    Wolsong No.3          700            
    Wolsong No.4          700     
    Shin Wolsong No.1*  1,000    Maintenance    
    Shin Wolsong No.2   1,000    
    
    Note: These reactors are located in the city of Gyeongju,
over 300 km (186 miles) southeast of Seoul. 

    NAME            CAPACITY     OFFLINE STATUS
                    (megawatts)
    Hanul No.1           950     
    Hanul No.2*          950     Maintenance     
    Hanul No.3*        1,000     Maintenance 
    Hanul No.4         1,000     
    Hanul No.5*        1,000     Maintenance 
    Hanul No.6         1,000    
    
    Note: These reactors are located in the county of Uljin,
over 200 km (124 miles) southeast of Seoul.
    
    Details of five reactors under construction (in megawatts):
    NAME              CAPACITY   DUE DATE
    
    Shin Kori  No.4     1,400    September 2018
    Shin Kori  No.5     1,400    October 2021
    Shin Kori  No.6     1,400    October 2022
    Shin Hanul No.1     1,400    April, 2018
    Shin Hanul No.2     1,400    February, 2019
    
    Details of the six new nuclear reactors to be cancelled (in
megawatts):
    NAME                CAPACITY  DUE DATE  
    Shin Hanul No.3     1,400     December 2022
    Shin Hanul No.4     1,400     December 2023
    Cheonji    No.1***  1,500     December 2026
    Cheonji    No.2***  1,500     December 2027
    Undecided  No.1***  1,500     Undecided
    Undecided  No.2***  1,500     Undecided
             
    *** Cheonji No.1 and Cheonji No.2 reactors were planned but
did not gain government approval, and the two power plants with
no name were planned but the location and construction schedule
had not been decided.


  

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