S Korea shuts nuclear reactors, warns of power shortages

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    basroil

    Why weren't the suppliers names published? Only two places to go for that stuff, Japan or China. From the looks of it, probably Chinese products since most fans are made in china nowadays, as well as fuses. They should have just had Samsung make them everything, they surely can (very vertical company that is also in a lot of fields)

  • -3

    Elbuda Mexicano

    I am sure them South Koreans will pull through!

  • 2

    BurakuminDes

    At least the government is supposedly doing something about this disgrace before it is too late. These energy corporations don't give a rats about children's health. Their cousins in Japan on the other hand just allowed electrical companies like TEPCO to cover-up multiple scandals in decades gone by (no doubt after plenty of palms were greased with yen) and these stories never broke until the aftermath of the human-created disaster in Fukushima.

  • 5

    SamuraiBlue

    According to Wiki;

    South Korea is seeking to export its nuclear technology, with a goal of exporting 80 nuclear reactors by 2030. As of 2010, South Korean companies have reached agreements to build a research reactor in Jordan, and four APR-1400 reactors in the United Arab Emirates.

    Pretty scary if you ask me.

  • 2

    nandakandamanda

    This reminds me of the scandal in the US recently where they found many hi-tech components in armed forces' hardware were cheap imported versions.

    Sure, someone is always trying to make money somewhere, but with vital equipment like nuclear reactors and peripherals we should not be messing around cutting corners. Period.

  • 0

    genjuro

    Power shortages. Well, now they'll have an idea of what their northern brethren experience on a regular basis. And winter is just around the corner. Brrr.

  • -3

    basroil

    nandakandamandaNov. 05, 2012 - 04:31PM JST

    This reminds me of the scandal in the US recently where they found many hi-tech components in armed forces' hardware were cheap imported versions.

    That case was actually worse, a certified contractor used a supplier that had chips tainted by a chinese middleman company. The outside looked perfect except the serial numbers weren't in the manufacturer's records. The inside was a mess of wires at best, totally empty at worst. Same happened with some PIC and ATMega chips in the consumer/prosumer end too.

    Wouldn't be surprised if the chinese did something again, not unexpected in the least bit.

  • 0

    YongYang

    Our greed for stupidity is beyond reason. What a dumb-assed species we are.

  • 2

    shanabelle

    The same stench of corruption from the nuclear industry....that defies all borders.

  • 2

    gelendestrasse

    Why am I becoming concerned that nuclear power can't be safe because the people responsible are incompetent or corrupt? Which is pretty bad when you consider I'm a pro nuke engineer. But this level of corruption shows a complete disregard of what a disaster would do to SK. Scary stuff.

  • 0

    nandakandamanda

    Good post gelendestrasse. The human link is often the weakest.

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