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Safety concerns cloud S. Korea nuclear drive

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South Korea has big plans to become a major nuclear energy player, but they are unfolding at a time when the global industry is under intense scrutiny after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. 

South Korea's nuclear power reactor Shin-Kori 3 is shown under construction, February 5, 2013, in Gori near the southern port of Busan. South Korea has big plans to become a major nuclear energy player, but they are unfolding at a time when the global industry is under intense scrutiny after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

And its ambitions have not been helped by a series of domestic scandals and forced reactor shutdowns in 2012 that rattled public confidence and exposed a glaring lack of regulatory transparency.

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