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S. Korea, US Reach Deal on Nuclear Energy Pact

22 April 2015 14:52


Seoul and Washington launched the negotiations in October 2010 to revise the atomic energy agreement, which took effect in 1973.

The agreement was originally terminated in March 2014, but the deadline was extended to March next year amid big differences on the revised pact.

The agreement has limited South Korea’s ability to enrich uranium for power generation and reprocess spent fuel rod.

No further details have been made available, Xinhua reported.

South Korea, which is operating 23 nuclear power plants, depends on nuclear power for one third of its electricity needs.

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