|Establishing a firm foundation for the advancement of nuclear energy in Korea.
Korea's nuclear energy activities correspond to the basic direction and goals of
its National Nuclear Policy.
The Korean Government established the "Basic Direction" and "Goals" of its national nuclear policy as delineated below, which all the nuclear related activities in Korea should adhere to.
National Policy is realized through the plans prepared in accordance with the Nuclear Energy Act.
Every five years, the Government formulates a Comprehensive Nuclear Energy Promotion Plan (CNEPP) to implement its national nuclear policy consistently and systematically in accordance with the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act. The Government is currently implementing the third plan which reviews the outcomes of the previous plans and derive the direction of the nuclear developments, reflecting the domestic and overseas environmental changes.
The 1st CNEPP (1997~2001)
¤ýEstablished the Nuclear Safety Commission
¤ýIntroduced a Periodic Safety Review(PSR)
- system for the nuclear power plants in operation
¤ýRevised the Laws Governing a Nuclear Accident Liability And Compensation
¤ýConstructed the Radiation Safety Information System
¤ýCommenced with the operation of a Civilian Supervisory Center for Environment Radiation & Safety
¤ýIncreased No. of operating NPPs from 11 units in 1996 to 16 units in 2001
The 2nd CNEPP (2002~2006)
¤ýAcquired the license for the standard design of APR1400 reactor
¤ýConcluded the siting of the low-and-intermediate level radio waste disposal facilities
¤ýCompleted the basic design of the system-integrated modular advanced reactor(SMART)
aimed at electricity generation and seawater desalination
¤ýDeveloped the PLUS-7, the fuel for Korean standard light water reactor
¤ýEnacted the Act on the Utilization of Radiation and Radioisotopes-for the promotion of
the radiation/radioisotopes application
¤ýSupported the quality medical service through the establishment and operation of
a regional cyclotron network by area
The 3rd CNEPP (2007~2011)
¤ýTo complete development of SMART
¤ýTo promote international cooperation for the development of Generation IV reactors
¤ýTo set up plans for raising nuclear- related industries as exportable items
¤ýTo develop nonproliferation fuel cycle technology
¤ýTo establish an advanced safety mechanism for nuclear and radiation safety
¤ýTo set up a national physical protection system against the terror attack