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Small is beautiful in South Korea's pivot back to nuclear power

President Moon cornered by carbon pledge with few renewable options

South Korea's Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction is working with U.S. startup NuScale to develop small modular reactor plants, like the one pictured here. (Photo courtesy of  NuScale Power)

SEOUL -- South Korea has embraced mini reactors as part of the government's approach to achieving carbon neutrality, even though the move backpedals from President Moon Jae-in's earlier pledge to phase out nuclear power.

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