US, South Korea engaged in nuclear fuel dispute

By Andy Rice 14 July 2010

North Korea isn't the only country on the Korean peninsula in disagreement with the US over its nuclear policy. South Korea wants to recycle the used fuel from its nuclear power plants, but is not allowed to do so in terms of its 1974 nuclear treaty with the US. The Us is concerned because while the recycled fuel can be used to power nuclear reactors, it can also be used to make atomic bombs. The treaty expires in 2014, so expect a few years of tense and intense negotiations around the issue. Read more: The New York Times


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