South Korea renews license for 2nd-oldest nuclear power plant, 1st since Japan disaster

February 27, 2015 2:00 AM

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South Korea renews license for 2nd-oldest nuclear power plant, 1st since Japan disaster

In this Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, photo, environmentalists stage a rally against nuclear power plants near the government complex in Seoul, South Korea. The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission said Friday, Feb. 27 that seven of nine commissioners voted to approve to restart the Wolsong No. 1 reactor located in Gyeongju city, 275 kilometers (170 miles) south of Seoul. It was South Korea's first such decision since the meltdowns at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi reactors in 2011 raised safety concerns. The letters on banners read " Demand the Wolsong No. 1 reactor be permanently shut down. " (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) (The Associated Press)

In this Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, photo, elementary school students attend a rally against nuclear power plants near the government complex in Seoul, South Korea. The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission said Friday, Feb. 27 that seven of nine commissioners voted to approve to restart the Wolsong N...

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