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ARIRANG NEWSShared publicly - 2017-06-19T12:21:14.000Z

Korea's first nuclear power reactor turned off for good


국내 첫 원전 40년 만에 퇴역식 This morning, Kori-1, Korea's first nuclear reactor was shut down for good.The ceremony to mark its retirement was attended by the president himself.Hwang Hojun starts us off with the event that marks how far the nation has come, and a symbolic step towards a nuke-free future. It was built in 1977, and 40 years later... "As of 12 AM on June 19th, 2017, Korea has permanently shut down its first nuclear reactor, Kori-1." President Moon attended a ceremony Monday morning to proclaim Korea's first commercial nuclear reactor's retirement at the Kori Nuclear Power Plant in Busan. He said that the Kori-1 reactor has been the symbol of Korea's industrialization and enabled the nation to meet its increasing energy demands.But also, according to the President, the permanent shutdown of the Kori-1 reactor is the first step toward a nuclear-free country,... and in his own words,.... the turning point toward a safer Korea.

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