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(SEOUL=Yonhap News) The Ministry of Science and ICT plans to select 27 new research projects and fund them with KRW 7.6 billion in 2018 to nurture future nuclear technology including nuclear safety, convergence and integration of nuclear energy, technology of utilization of radiation and decommissioning said the Ministry on Monday.
This is based on the Future Nuclear Technology Development Strategy, established December last year, with the Ministry's plan to fund 10 challenging and innovative research projects, such as nuclear safety, nuclear energy convergence and integration, decommissioning and radioactive waste control, with annual funding of KRW 500 million for each project.
The new nuclear technology development projects include experimental verification technology of innovative steam generator with enhanced safety, true random number generator technology using the random number generating system which is in which the radioactive isotope generates random radiation, and technology of mapping and shaping the three dimensional radiation contamination from nuclear facilities or decommissioning site.
As the radiation technology development projects, the Ministry will select 17 new projects including PM-10 mitigation technology, development of stem cell target substance with medical use of radiation and cultural heritage preservation technology using radiation, and provide support to the research projects that can resolve social issues and create high added values by applying radiation technology to other sectors such as environment, medicine and culture.
Won-ho Choi, Director General of Space and Big Science Policy Division said, "We plan to provide stronger support to future nuclear power technologies including ICT-based nuclear safety, nuclear energy convergence research, and radiation safety and medical technology, and to contribute to creating high value-added and innovative growth engine converged with nuclear energy and radiation."
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Source: Yonhap News (August 6, 2018)