Students and professors of nuclear power-related departments at 12 universities across the country have launched a signature-collecting campaign against the government's nuclear phase-out policy and called for resumption of the Shin-hanul nuclear power plant units 3 and 4 construction project.
Korean Nuclear Society announced on Feb. 25 that students of Green Nuclear Power Students' Regiment have launched a national signature campaign to revive nuclear power. They staged a signature-collecting campaign across the country and received a total of 7,561 signatures.
Noting that the Moon Jae-in government is promoting the safety and excellence of Korea's nuclear technology, which is the world's highest level, to the world, but sticking to the nuclear phase-out policy at home, showing a dual and contradictory attitude, the society said, " We went out on the streets to clear up misrepresentations and misunderstandings about nuclear power and to properly publicize nuclear power through a national signature campaign to save nuclear power."
Earlier in June last year, the government announced that it would scrap plans to build a new nuclear power plant, and the construction of Shin-hanul units 3 and 4 has been suspended. It is estimated that 490 billion won to 1 trillion won was spent on the construction of Shin-hanul project.
The students of the society said that they plan to continue staging a nationwide signature collection campaign until the government's wrong nuclear power policy has been corrected.