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Prime Talk: Prof. Suh Kune-yull on Japan's Nuclear Clean-up Updated: 2013-11-19 19:58:59 KST

Prime Talk: Prof. Suh Kune-yull on Japan's Nuclear Clean-up
For an expert's take on what's at stake here and a possible implication to its neighboring countries including Korea., we are joined by Dr. Suh Kune-yull , Professor of Nuclear Engineering at Seoul National University in the studio.
Thank you for joining us.

Great to be here.

1. As we have seen from Ji-yeon's package earlier, it's an intricate process fraught with uncertainty and challenges.
What are the potential risks and should we be worried?

2. It's been more than two years since the meltdowns of reactors at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant. So, why did they just start the clean up now? What led to the fuel rod removal in the first place?

3. In light of the nuclear fall out, the Korean government has banned imports of fishery products from Fukushima and seven other prefectures. We can debate all night on whether it is safe to eat fish right now. But if it does take 30 years to decommission the plant, would you eat fish after 30 more years of radiation leakage into the ocean?

4. There has been growing calls by the international community to cut reliance on nuclear power. Are there next generation technologies on the horizon that could make nuclear energy a safer alternative?

What would be the impact of another earthquake or tsunami? Is there anything that can be done to minimze the risks?

Thanks for joining us tonight.

Thank you for having me.
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