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Catholics plan for a future free from nuclear threats

Civil society groups have delivered a non-nuclear road map to Korea’s presidential candidates

Updated: March 13, 2017 04:44 AM GMT
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Catholics plan for a future free from nuclear threats

Members of the Catholic Solidarity Against Nuclear Energy and Energy Justice Action during a panel discussion at the Catholic Center in Seoul on March 3. (Photo by The Catholic Times of Korea)

Anti-nuclear groups in Korea will send their draft for a non-nuclear road map to all major presidential candidates ahead of upcoming elections following news of President Park Geun-hye's ouster.

The Catholic Solidarity Against Nuclear Energy together with Energy Justice Action, a civic environment group, announced a plan for a "nuclear energy-free Korea."

They proposed 10 short-term tasks to the next government, including the establishment of a National Energy Commission, no new nuclear power plants, suspension of aged nuclear reactors and reshuffling the power grid in favor of reusable energy.

They also picked five mid and long-term tasks including new management guidelines for nuclear waste, stopping the export of nuclear power and reaffirming principles against nuclear weapons. 

The two groups will finalize a road map based on the draft after an activist and public survey, explanation sessions and meeting with experts.

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