Asia Pacific Cracks at South Korean nuclear plant raise safety concerns

Korea counts on nuclear energy for 30 percent of its electrical power, but critics are now demanding that the government rethink plans to build more.

By , Correspondent

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South Korea’s ambitious nuclear energy program is under intensive scrutiny and criticism after the discovery of microscopic cracks in the structure of a nuclear power plant and forgery of quality certificates vouching for thousands of components in at least two reactors.