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Sat Oct 12, 2013, 07:24 PM

No biggy but "S. Korea Charges 100 Officials Over Nuclear Reactor Corruption"

S. Korea Charges 100 Officials Over Nuclear Reactor Corruption

SEOUL South Korea has charged 100 officials and suppliers in its nuclear energy industry with corruption over faked safety certificates for nuclear reactor parts. The scandal, coming on the heels of the Fukushima disaster in Japan, has led to much criticism about how the nuclear industry is regulated.

Public prosecutors in South Korea have indicted at least 100 people after a months-long investigation into bribery in the nuclear power industry.

The scandal - South Korea's biggest in the nuclear industry - involved alleged collusion between parts suppliers and officials at state-run energy companies.

...A minister in the government office of policy coordination, Kim Dong-yeon, announced the charges Thursday. He said they investigated 10 year's worth of safety certificates for parts at South Korea's 20 operating nuclear reactors....



http://www.voanews.com/content/s-korea-charges-100-officials-over-nuclear-reactor-corruption/1767603.html

Obviously this wouldn't have happened if the nuclear industry weren't so terribly over-regulated.

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Reply No biggy but "S. Korea Charges 100 Officials Over Nuclear Reactor Corruption" (Original post)
kristopher Oct 2013 OP
madokie Oct 2013 #1
kristopher Oct 2013 #2
enough Oct 2013 #3
kristopher Oct 2013 #5
Mnemosyne Oct 2013 #4
PamW Oct 2013 #6

Response to kristopher (Original post)

Sat Oct 12, 2013, 07:33 PM

1. I wonder just how many nuclear power plants here in the USA have these faulty components

Its not like if something happens at a nuclear power plant the fire simply goes out, nosirree these babies has the potential to go bang with a really really loud pop.

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Response to madokie (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 12, 2013, 07:37 PM

2. Don't worry they're safe no matter what lies the antinukes try to scare you with.

You can count on that because DrGreg told you so.

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Response to kristopher (Original post)

Sat Oct 12, 2013, 07:56 PM

3. Well sort of a small biggy I would say. (nt)

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Response to enough (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 11:44 AM

5. Nah, what could possibly go wrong?

They couldn't possibly have failed to identify all of the counterfeit parts; and even if they miss some they would have failed by now, right? It isn't as if they plan on running these beasts for 100 years or anything, ya know? And even if they pop their top - again, so what? I've heard right here how it would be just like getting a suntan or eating a couple of bananas - some of them even tell me that maybe radiation is good for us (helps clean out the genetic riffraff I suppose).

No biggy. Really, you can trust the nuclear industry just like you can trust a bank.

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Response to kristopher (Original post)

Sat Oct 12, 2013, 09:37 PM

4. nt

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Response to kristopher (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 02:48 PM

6. Is this the way we handle it?

So if someone posted that there were 100 people arrested in South Korea because they were impersonating medical doctors; that of necessity means that there are 100 people or more impersonating medical doctors in the USA?

If the Korean medical boards are falling down on the job of policing "quack" medical doctors in Korea; that automatically means that the medical boards in the 50 States of the USA are also falling down on the job. Is this the way we handle it?

The good thing about science is that it is true, whether or not you believe it.
--Neil deGrasse Tyson

PamW

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