"South Korea Charges 100 With Corruption Over Nuclear Scandal"

"South Korea has indicted 100 people, including a top former state utility official, of corruption in a scandal over fake safety certifications for parts in its nuclear reactors, authorities said on Thursday."

"Asia's fourth largest economy has faced a series of shutdowns of nuclear reactors due to fake documents going back to late 2012. Of its 23 reactors, six remain offline, including three halted in May to replace cables supplied with bogus certificates.

"We hope the so-called nuclear mafia style behavior would be rooted out if strict investigations and law enforcement and system reforms continue," Kim Dong-yeon, a top government policy coordinator, told a news briefing."

Ju-min Park reports for Reuters October 10, 2013.


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Source: Reuters, 10/11/2013